Porch Sitting

One of my favorite neighborhood porches is just around the corner from me and Cammie and I walk by it at least once a day.  When we come to the jasmine covered trellis she inevitably stops and looks longingly toward the shady welcoming spot.  One day this week as we happened by and Cammie stopped to look longingly, the porch’s owner graciously invited us in for a visit…

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I have always loved this porch and have fond memories of walking by so many times and greeting this couple as they enjoyed their afternoon aperitif.  Here’s the thing, we lost this lovely wife/mother/neighbor/friend when she unexpectedly left this life much too early.  And so, the invitation for porch sitting on this particular porch with this particular gentleman was not only a bright spot in my day but also a reminder to stop (as Cammie keeps telling me) and enjoy the little things that can make such a difference in our daily lives.

rocking, swinging, sipping and visiting were the order of the afternoon…

Treadway porch in Belhaven

I got to greet his son and daughter as they both dropped in for supper.

small things

bright spots

friends and family

all were brought to the forefront for me as I enjoyed my porch sitting…

Treadway porch in Belhaven

I hope there’s a bit of porch sitting for you as this Memorial Day weekend approaches…

Treadway porch in Belhaven

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  1. Lee Threadgill says:

    Lovely Marsha! Brought back memories of sitting on Mrs. Ragland’s porch, our next door neighbor in Belhaven- she was so entertaining and we whiled away many a late afternoon there – hers was screened in and we latched the door and rocked while Thomas played with his Hot Wheels – a chance to sit down most welcome!

    • Margaret Ragland Thompson says:

      Lee, thanks for the memory of my dear mother. She loved your visits and your darling little boy. That porch was a place of peace and love. Joys and dreams and many fond memories were shared there.

  2. Lee Threadgill says:

    Lovely Marsha! Brought back memories of sitting on Mrs. Ragland’s porch -she was our next door neighbor in Belhaven and so entertaining- we whiled away many a late afternoon there – hers was screened in and we latched the door and rocked while Thomas played with his Hot Wheels – a chance to sit down most welcome!

  3. What a beautiful and inviting porch and I love the vine covered trellis. I would never leave the chaise…heaven!

  4. Porch sitting is the best past time ever.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Yes indeed! I hope you get to do a lot of it over the holiday weekend!

  5. Creating an inviting front porch is one of the smartest decorating plans I have had. It is where I drink my morning coffee and read the paper. It adds another room to my home and I think sets an inviting tone.i live on a street where we all use our porches.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Adding outdoor rooms really does extend the enjoyment of our homes. I am so glad that you live in a neighborhood where porch sitting is embraced. I love walking through mine and greeting friends who are porch sitting! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.