Just A Rockin And A-swing-in!
If you have a porch, then you can "rock-on," or "swing-on." Many of us have great memories of this special place. It was most likely that your grandparents or parents had a rocking chair that had a special place, either inside or out on the porch.
My special porch had a ole Cajun Man sitting on a regular old wooden chair that had one let tilted or maybe it was shorter, that resulted in a rocking motion whether you wanted it to or not. My grandmother kept her wicker-rocker inside and it gently rocked her to sleep every afternoon for a nap.
I now live in a small town in West-by-God West Virginia and to simply walk around any neighborhood it would be hard to not find someone sitting on their porch just relaxing in that old weathered chair. That chair is never brought in side and it seems to live on and on through blowing snow and rain storms. To consider even painting it just might be a sin? Some things just---feel good just like they are!
♥ Rocking Chair:
There is an American legend, that the chair was invented by Benjamin Franklin when he took a standard chair and added rockers to it. Many find rocking chairs soothing because of the gentle motion.
There are many styles of rocking chairs. They can be straight back, round and spindle type and many are carved or painted with beautiful designs.
The Kennedy rocker was very popular and still is today. The secret of this chair's comfort lies in the shrewdly planned steam-bent curve of the back post, which sweep in to give firm support to the sitter's back. This seat and back offer firmness and natural spring through the use of natural Malaysian rattan.
Many front porches simply use a porch swing. This was particularly a standard on houses in the Victorian era. We are still captivated by the porch swing and it is hard to find a porch that does not have one.
Of course modern age and all of our technology has expanded this outdoor furniture to again offer the porch swinger a choice of swings made from poly wood and new synthetic "wicker" that looks authentic, but like all of our memories it holds up to the wear of our minds to not let go of its comfort.
♥ Take time to find that special place and moment for just "rock-in or Swinging."