Are You A Porch Sitter?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
September 30, 2009 11:06am CST
Recently I met a nice man from Vermont. He said that what he missed about life over there were all the porch sitters. Apparently, everyone has a porch with lovely furniture where they sit and enjoy each others company. Are you a porch sitter or perhaps a frequent garden visitor?
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• United States
1 Oct 09
I love my screened in sun porch. It lets in the beauty of the day but protects me from the sun and rain so I can sit outside and enjoy nature's beauty. My porch is my happy place. I can sit for hours and watch the birds at my little pond and enjoy my critter friends like the squirrels with their crazy antics. And I have a great view of all my flowers. Sometimes I even take a nap on my little love seat when the air is cool like this time of year.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Wow, that is a happy place.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I want to come to your house sderringer - your porch sounds beautiful and just like the place I dream of these days.
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• United States
5 Oct 09
Thank you byfaithonly. I bet your grandmother's porch was beautiful and peaceful too. It must have been to have left marks from the 5 rockers. She must have had a lot of family and friends over the years who enjoyed sitting there with her maybe chatting or knitting or just listening to the sounds of the day and night. I hope someday you get yourself a little porch but until you do, just close your eyes, picture yourself there....and believe!
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Sep 09
Yessah! I'm in New Hampshire and I love my porch. It's a great place to congregate, talk or just enjoy the quiet.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Oy!! I need to visit. It just sounds wonderful.
• United States
3 Oct 09
X---geez...sometimes you can sound like such a hick LoL......but it's all good, ya know i love ya anyways...
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
3 Oct 09
hey now, I'm pretty damn proud to be a hic, besides, your one to talk, miss corn and cattle belt.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
Thats what I miss the most about my old country. During warmer days most people sat infront of their houses even if there was just a rock to sit on. They would call each other over for coffee and in no time you will have 20 people with different home made things coming to your place drinking coffee or whaever eating fresh fruits (picked on their way over to your house from their garden) fresh salads, cookies and what not. Kids playing together, lots of jokes and stories. And what starts as a coffee ends up been 5-6 hours thing. I loved it. And not 1 did a neighbour complain or call police or had a fight. Now in Australia if I do that I will have the police on my door step at 10:01pm because neighbours will complain.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
1 Oct 09
It's sad how times change. I lived in Australia in the 70's. We didn't have too many neighbors so whoever was around came over and sat on our wall. Great times.
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• Australia
2 Oct 09
Are you kidding if someone sat on your wall today you will be calling the police in no time and have the restraining order ready in 5 min :))) It is so sad that people are becoming that way, no wonder we are so lonely and sad.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I Set on the patio all the time and sometimes on my benches in the fron yard hardly anyone sets outside here!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Do your neighbors come and visit?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Oct 09
ever once in awhile not to often
• Canada
5 Oct 09
I would like to vote this best conversation ever started on myLot. I think so any way! Ah my beautiful front porch. How I loved it. There is just something about a porch. What is that? Will we sold our house with the lovely front porch this summer. Oh how we pined over giving up our front porch and hoped that the new owners would love it just as much as we did. Turns out they do! As for us we moved to another lovely home just a few miles away with no front porch but a much smaller back porch tucked into the corner of the house. Our white wicker furniture fits snug but beautifully. One difference is we sit in the quiet of the night and can see the stars shinning ever so brightly.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Aww, thanks CoffeeA. I like this discussion too, especially the responses. Before I met this man from Vermont, I really never thought of porches. Now I want one. I'm glad the new owners appreciate your front porch. It's always good to know your house has nice people in it. And I'm glad you get to use your wicker furniture even if it's a smaller back porch. The bright stars do make for a quiet and peaceful evening. Have an awesome night, my friend.
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
30 Sep 09
No. Even though I have an accessible patio, I very rarely sit on it. It's too much of a bother because the cat will run out and we'll spend the whole evening chasing him. I also can't be around that many bugs. It raises my histamine levels so I'm not much of an outdoor girl because all the precautions I have to take are just too annoying.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Yeah, I guess the outdoors wouldn't be all that fun if you're sneezing and whatnot all the time.
• Canada
30 Sep 09
We have a nie front porch (patio) on the front of our apartment building with a brick wall and a gate around it, and a little garden in there. I like to sit on the wall just on the other side of the gate in the summertime. My husband and I have often said that there needs to be a porch swing up there.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Nice. I vote yes on the porch swing.