I loved your story about Southern porches. I am writing the story of my life and I have many...
fond memories on my grandparent's large porch. When I found your story I was trying to learn in which direction a Southern porch should face to receive the best breeze. Can you tell me? Would you mind if I include part of your story in mine and, if so, what should be included in the footnote?
MissScarlet, feel free to use anything you'd like. As far as the footnote...include what you think best. I have no worries about credits or such. Use what you need to make the best hub.
I'm not sure if it's universal but in the 'middle' South where I live (upper middle Tennessee) the rule for porches has always been (at least for us traditional folks) to face the porch dead South. Two reasons. First, by facing South, the sun rising in the East and setting in the West, the porch receives a longer period of shade throughout the day and second, most of the breeze here flows in from the West in an eastern or southeastern direction.
My father-in-law (age 92) says to include the fact that most storms drop on us from dead north and by facing the porch south, a body can still set out on the porch and enjoy the show. (His words).
Hope this helps.
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