Sunday my daughter-in-law, Shelly, shared an article on Facebook titled "The Joy of Stoop Sitting" and asking the question of her daughter: "Remember this Alyssa? We often did this when you were very young. Miss stoop sitting with you!"
(Only photo I could find of the stoop on Porter. Shelly and me in front, Shalea and Kari behind.)
Photo of me and older brother Ron. Grandma's porch in the background. I remember so well sitting on those porch steps and counting cars or guessing the color of the next car to come along.
The article went on to say how stoop sitting is 100% free and requires no special equipment. The author commented that he believed many great decisions had been made and many problems solved from the perch of a good stoop.
More from The Joy of Stoop Sitting - "Stoop sitting is for any occasion. The stoop can be a meditation room or a therapy session. It can be a great place to have that morning coffee or someplace to relax after a hard day."
Continuing the Facebook thread, I said, "Such a simple pastime and so much pleasure. Glad to know it carries on."
Shelly replied: "I hope that Lily gets a chance to stoop sit, too. Even if it's on the front porch."
Alyssa had the final comment: "It is one of my first and favorite memories."
Final quote from the article: "I don't know what exactly makes this simple act so rewarding. Whatever it may be, it is good for the soul and should be done whenever possible."
Spring is almost here. Get that favorite stoop scoped out and plan to do some of your own stoop sitting. Enjoy one of life's simple pleasures!