Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rose515, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. rose515

    rose515 Member

    What does the porchlight mean?
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Rose

    "The Porchlight" is a thread with no topic. Folks just drop by and talk about what
    is going on with them. A good place to chat about kids, relatives, TV shows,
    movies, books, bargains, old music, new recipes, pets, pet peeves, etc.

    The concept is based on small town life half a century ago when people often sat
    out on their front porch in the evening and chatted with neighbors who dropped
    in or just walked by and stopped to chat for a minute or two. The porch thread
    has been here for a decade. Feel free to stop by.

  3. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    Hi Rose,

    Good explanation ROCK ! BTW, my middle name is ROSE and so was my dear Aunt who has been deceased for some time including her sister, my dear MOM.. Their mom's name was ROSE to in English but was Ruzena in Czechoslovakia. Hope you will stop by soon and start a chat. We love for new people to do so and hope you will come and stay, or as they say - sit a spell :)!!. No need to come daily as some of us do or to talk very long also like some of us sometimes do.

    Hope to see you soon.

    Granni :)
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hmmmm! Who could Granni be referring to? :)

    Rock, thanks for such a good explanation. I'll just add that we sometimes refer to it as "The Porch" and sometimes we say, "Porchlight," as in, the porchlight is on so come on by.

    My Mother's name was Rose and it is one of my favorite names. She was a lovely Irish woman with beautiful pure white hair and she always had a joke. Everyone loved her.

    Rose, I hope you stop in. We'd love to get to know you.

    Love, Mikie
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I can only remember knowing one Rose. She was my boss when I was a
    cave guide. A very sweet person. Her husband was rather fierce, but he
    was usually traveling on some sort of government job that nobody
    understood, so we were happy to deal with Rose.

    I was 16 years old. It was my first real job with a paycheck and deductions for
    taxes and Soc. Sec. Despite medical problems I worked till I was 65. It burns
    me up when I hear people calling Soc. Sec. an entitlement program as though
    it were some sort of welfare. Even Wikipedia calls Soc. Sec. an entitlement

    BTW, a century ago flower names were far more popular than now:
    Lily, Daisy, Ivy, Violet, Iris, etc. The little girl in The Music Man was named
    Amaryllis. I read the the heroine in Gone With the Wind was originally
    named Pansy. Totally inappropriate. The publisher changed that
    in a hurry!

    And here's another flower name: Dahlia. Bible quiz. Who cut
    Sampson's hair?

    Depending on the translation, it was a man or a servant or a barber.
    It wasn't Dahlia. :rolleyes: