Over the weekend I came up with the solution for a lot of what ails our country. It’s a rather simple idea. Take some of the stimulus funds – that didn’t work – and buy a porch swing for every home.
Have you ever lived in or visited a home with a porch swing? It’s a peaceful piece of furniture, especially if it has a slight squeak from the chains. While you can enjoy it alone, it’s even better when shared with a friend. It’s ideal for intimate conversations, or for peacefully sharing opposing thoughts.
You can’t get or stay mad in a squeaky porch swing. It has a way of lessening what seemed to be a major problem into a manageable concern.
I grew up in a home with a porch swing. It was my favorite place to be on a Sunday afternoon because friends or relatives driving by would stop and join us on the porch. Spontaneous get-togethers were common then. Mom always had a pitcher of fresh, REAL lemonade or mint ice tea in the fridge. Plus, there was the usual homemade cookies, cake or a pie handy as well. If the day was particularly hot, she would mix up a batch of homemade ice cream mix for the men to crank in the hand freezer. Although we occasionally got “brain freeze” from the extra cold ice cream, it was always a special time.
Let’s put porch swings in the Statehouse and national Capitol buildings, then make the politicians sit in them until they actually agree to compromise to fix the economy! Maybe a PORCH swing will have better results than the GOLF swing did.