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The front porch | Mayor's Corner


Last updated 3/1/2017 at Noon

OK, I'm going to date myself, but that's OK because I've about had it.

How many of you recall sitting on the front porch on a warm summer evening, oh so long ago, talking with your neighbors as they walked by? We talked about neighborhood issues, family plans, and the hot topics of the day.

We didn't always agree, but the conversations were respectful. My parents' home at 1607 West Fifth in Spokane, next to Melrose Grocery, had such a porch. Of course, these days we seldom see much in the way of front porches, and if we do, there is generally little space to sit.


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