A Father's Day present
That's the rocker on the left
For Husband Jim was very fond of Daughter Sarah's and her Andy's front porch rockers
He commented whenever we visited
About how comfy it was to sit on their front porch and rock
But we held off
Until Father's Day this year
And although I had a wicker rocker to sit in
I found myself gravitating to his whenever I was on the porch and he wasn't
With my mad money
I bought one for myself
We have started having our morning coffee out here
After the dogs walk
Reading the paper, working the crossword
And, well, rocking!
And this afternoon, even though it has gotten warm on the prairie
I took an icy glass of lemony tea
and two ginger cookies
to the porch
For it was half past three
And time for tea!
Blue and white transfer ware is my everyday dishes
And since this is the Fourth of July weekend, I lined the wicker tray with a
red and white striped cloth
A patriotic tea, you might say
(Although don't forget, the tax on tea was part of the rebellion!)
And this morning . . .
We did as we always do the week of the Fourth of July
We hung bunting and put out the flags in the front planters
They'll stay up all week
We think Linderhof looks spiffy in her patriotic finery!