Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Gift

Out on the Porch

Last night was my last night of teaching dance in preparation for the Big Hoedown this Friday night at Fremont Library. I have hosted these dance classes every Tuesday night this month teaching traditional square, Virginia reel and Appalachian circle dances.

By the way, it is not necessary to have taken the classes to attend the party! I have loved teaching these dances and enjoyed my 'grown up' students so much.

I was presented with the above book last night as a thank you from Ellen Romans. She said she just knew that I would love it, and I do. I also do not have this in library!

The book is full of photographs and stories of just sitting on the front porches of America whiling away the afternoon or evening in the heat of the day.

I love this book and thank Ellen so much for her thoughtfulness.

In case you need to order, yes I checked it is in print, here is the necessary information:
Out on the Porch, and evocation in words and pictures with an introduction by Reynolds Price, 1992.

Yes, winter is coming and probably not the best of time to sit out on the porch, but Halloween is just around the corner and what better place to watch for ghost and goblins that on your front porch!


Anonymous said...

... sweet... the book cover is enticing "cosy" ...sweetness in all Lou Ann ... love myself all that is related to the Appalachians, music, history and present people's life and scenery, whole atmosphere ...I envy those who joined your dance class and those who will attend on the night of the dance with your band, cheers to you for calling the dance!
I enjoyed your previous post about your family day in Fort Wayne, it is very beautiful, to see you son so much in love with is wife! ... keep on ! bravo, micky

Anonymous said...

Lou Ann -

I would like to order a copy of the book, but, please, who wrote or edited it?

Lou Ann Homan said...

There are several editions of this week. The one I received has an introduction by Reynolds Price, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1992.