We all need to sit on the front porch

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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