Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I have always been fascinated by Sleeping Porches. Here is the Wikipedia description of a sleeping porch: A sleeping porch is a deck or balcony that is screened and furnished for sleeping in the warmer months. Sleeping porches can be on ground level or on a higher story and in either the front or back of a home. The idea of a sleeping porch dates back nearly a hundred years when people would sleep on a screened-in porch to get the coolness of the night air during summer without being bothered by bugs. Before the advent of air conditioning, families often created sleeping areas on outdoor porches, where children would sleep during the warmer months. Sleeping porches first gained popularity at the turn of the 20th century. Many people believed that fresh air helped sufferers of Tuberculosis, a respiratory system illness that was the leading cause of death at that time in the United States. Health experts then also touted the benefits of fresh air for avoiding other illnesses. Here are some beautiful examples of the sleeping porch:
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!