We all need to sit on the front porch


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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By Sammy J. Fraklin

My friend and fellow columnist, Randy Rogers, shares a column with me from time to time. We have printed several in past issues of this newspaper. Randy grew up in a rural North Louisiana parish and his childhood was much like mine.

Last week, Randy sent me a column about, “This Old Porch”, and included a poem about the old front porch.

The column set me to thinking about the front porches in my early life. We never lived in a house that didn’t have a front porch. Many a problem was solved on the front porch, and a lot of visiting took place there, as well.


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