Grandma had a great front porch. It was enclosed, but fully surrounded with windows. The porch faced the east so evening sun was on the other end of the house. It was always cooler on that front porch. Grandma didn't have air conditioning so you learned to really appreciate that porch.
|Grandma's house circa 2010|
Laying there relaxing today I started thinking about those times up at Grandma's house. You see, my Mom was a bit uptight and worried about everything, so to get away for a week was wonderful. It was a new freedom, albeit temporary. Grandma was pretty laid back with us grandkids. As long as we were home for meals and home before dark, we could pretty much be on our own! Ahh, it was awesome! Freedom can come sparingly as a child and I really loved those times up at Grandma's.
Grandma sold her house around 1977 and moved down to the cities, thus ending my summer times away, but I will always cherish those times.