Chatting on the Deck


“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.


When you were a child, what age did you think was “OLD”?

Early grammar school, I thought my grandparents were old, but at that time they must have been about 50. Any one balding was old, an uncle started balding in his 20’s, so I don’t think I was a good judge of age. I’m still not good at guessing someone’s age.

How often do you have dessert?

Two or three times a week, I do keep some dark chocolate around for emergencies.hersheykissunwrapped

What’s your favorite kind of exercise?

Does knitting qualify?

Do you watch movies on TV, movies from a rental or the library, or movies online?

Very seldom do I watch a movie.

Tell me something you remember about your grand mother’s/grand father’s house? I’m thinking of something you saw all of the time, like a picture, clock, statue, teapot. or some thing that was always there.

My Grandparent Ripley’s home – I can see the anniversary clock, turning back and forth, Lava soap in the bathroom, bees in the spare bedroom wall, buzzing all night long, pipe tobacco smoke, I liked Grandpa’s, and the buffet in the dining room, I asked for it as my keepsake, I love it. Now it resides at our son’s home, his name is Daniel Ripley, it just seemed like that is where it belonged. Most of all, the smiles and hugs and love that greeted us when we arrived and when we left sent us on our journeys. (I looked for a picture of the buffet, no luck – next time at Dan’s house I’ll take one for me.)

Join us on the porch

Published in: on May 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. I think chocolate is great for emergencies. 🙂 Sounds like some good childhood memories.

    • Each blog I read had great answers to the memory question,

  2. I love hearing about grandparents. Patrice was a smart one with that question. Have a blessed week :O)

    • yes, grandparents lived in a special time.

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