Wednesday, March 18, 2009
A front porch afternoon ......
After endless days of clouds and rain, the sun finally made an appearance today. It was a beautiful afternoon. I went for a walk across the fields behind my house and saw lots of trees that were damaged by the snow we had a couple of weeks ago. Almost every pine tree had large limbs or the tops broken off. I hate to see the trees damaged like that.
When I got back home, I settled down on the front porch with a book and a Diet Coke. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon. It reminds me of summer afternoons when I was a child. I would walk to my Grandparents house after lunch. Grandma was a reader - she loved mysteries - and every afternoon she would sit in her rocking chair on the screened-in porch and read. I would sit on the couch beside her and read her copies of the Ellery Queen magazine and the Alfred Hitchcock magazine.
We didn't have Cokes at home - if we were thirsty we had milk, tea, or water. But Grandma always kept Cokes on hand and we were allowed one each afternoon. I don't think I've ever been as content as I was when I was reading a book on the screened-in porch with Grandma and an ice cold Coke. She's been gone 42 years, but I still miss her.