Front Porch Days

Front Porch Days

Fall and summer nights sitting on front porches make me think of a time when the pace of life was slower, a time when we knew our neighbors and we had more time to enjoy life. Somehow a front porch can reawaken nostalgia for simpler times. Thinking about how our…

Thank a Veteran

Thank a Veteran

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month back in 1918, an agreement was reached to suspend hostilities in World War I which was called at the time, “The War to End all Wars.” As we all know, it was not the war to end all…

Multigenerational Housing is Making a Comeback

Multigenerational Housing is Making a Comeback

Multigenerational Housing is back in a big way. Multigenerational households contain three or more generations under one roof or skip a generation, such as grandparents raising their grandchildren without the parents being present. An estimated 67 million Americans, comprising one in four adults over the age of 18 currently live…

Cindy G.

I would recommend Chris and his staff.  I have a disability and they put handicap railings in my bathroom and a railing on my front porch. They also installed a front porch swing. 

Gardening for All Ages and Abilities

With spring right around the corner, many people are itching to get out of the house and into the garden. Whether you are growing your own food or are growing ornamentals, gardening is good for body and soul. Like so many other activities, gardening can become more difficult if you…

To Grandmother’s House we Go

When I was a boy, we lived on a farm in Rockbridge County. We had over 200 acres of woods and rolling hills to explore. My grandmother lived right across the road. We always enjoyed walking across the road to visit my grandmother. She always took time to talk with…

Merry Christmas!

            It is the most wonderful time of the year! That familiar verse from the old Christmas song recalls memories of sights and smells from my childhood. I think that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life it…

Remember our Veterans

Since November is the month when both Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving occur, it is the perfect time to thank a veteran for their service to our country. Their service too often goes unappreciated or even disdained. The liberties that this nation was founded on are disappearing under our noses and…

Safety in the Home

As the weather gets cooler, we will be likely to spend more time indoors. It is a good time to look at our homes for safety and fall prevention. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Let’s take time this month to…

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