Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where some of us write on the same topic every Friday. This week’s topic has been chosen by Padmum who should know a thing or two about crotchety people, as she is surrounded by them. In case you wonder, yes, I am one of them too.

I shall refrain from writing in detail and leave my readers to watch this video and explore further the topic that is plugged for in it, if they so desire.

Old Man On Porch – A Moving Newspaper Column.

There are a number of people who read my blog who will, I am sure, be happy to read a very nice article that I read today during my surfing period. Please spare some time and read it. You will not regret it.

This is a poignant and moving reflections about a columnist’s visit to her home town.

There are many old men on the porch in my life, some still there and some gone away, but seeing them has always evoked peculiar feelings in me. When I was younger, I used to long to be able to do that and watch the world go by instead of being in a rat race. Now that I am the old man on the porch, only we call it veranda here, I can sit for hours and muse about so many things. The musings are indeed very therapeutic as the writer suggests.

The difference is that I rarely sit alone. My wife sits besides me and we exchange some comments now and then and the world really stands still. Early mornings are best when there are people walking or jogging for exercise. Most regulars by now must be wondering about us, I am sure. Some, who have not met us formally simply wave or pass the time of the day and it is wonderful.

I intend contacting the writer and complimenting her on an article that has touched me. I hope that some of you do too.

Do you sit on your porches or verandas or whatever and watch the world go by? It would be nice to hear from those who do.