I count myself lucky to have grown up in a very social home. My parents’ house always seemed to be the center of the party when I was young. All of our neighbors would show up fairly often for porch parties and pot luck dinners, and I learned a lot about impromptu entertaining.
What a wonderful time in history for our neighborhood! Our block was full of young folks, looking for fun and fellowship. I've heard fabulous stories of “fry” parties at Clark's house (everyone brings something to drop in the fryer), game nights with cards and dominoes, folks spending the evenings on my parents’ porch. This little group was dubbed the “Alder Street Social Club”, and I am hoping to bring it back! How great to live in a small town and not just know your neighbors, but get along with them and fellowship together. A place where kids can go from yard to yard and sweet tea is best served on the porch in the company of good friends.
This is the feeling we are hoping to bring back with our Alder Street renovation. I am so excited to be involved in the revitalization of our neighborhood! I can't wait to share pictures and insights of our adventures in the remodel of our house.
I especially can't wait to host my first porch party on my newly renovated porch on Alder Street. If we can create and capture half of the energy and character of the original Alder Street Social Club, we will be living fabulously!