Learning back-porch lessons
My love for back porches is a result of my childhood. Growing up close to my grandparents’ house, I spent a lot of time under the shade of the huge white oak tree that shadowed the entire rear yard of their home.
Besides reading, writing and arithmetic, I learned as much or more sitting on their back porch, as in the classroom. There were always teachers and instructors present.
Pop had a collection of friends who were the smartest men I knew. They were my idols!