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Being neighborly

January 8, 2014
By Dan Paul , Daily Press

MENOMINEE - As I have driven by many homes, I have often noticed the lack of front porches (that had been in vogue for years). Many, not all, have traded the openness and welcoming of the front porch to a more private setting with a deck in the back of their homes. For me, the front porch symbolizes the greeting of passers-by, whether they're driving, walking, or running, and neighbors across the street. A short greeting or conversation can be sparked by this setting.



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