|"Backdoor friends are best!"|
There were a few idle moments to be had on this chilly Tuesday morning. So, I decided to visit Pinterest. I have to be very careful when visiting there because a few minutes can become a few hours as I look at all the "pins" and "repin" those that catch my eye. Well, this pic of a backdoor caught my eye today. It makes me think of how special a backdoor used to be. How sad that in this world, it's a bit scary to think about unlocked doors. But, if one were to throw all caution to the wind, the backdoor would be left untethered. Imagine that! No thumb latch-lock! Oh, that thought takes me to a place from a very long time ago.
It takes me back to the "good old days," a neighbor could open the back screen door and come right on in for awhile. Of course, a few good manners (yes, people really used them) applied. Like, no visits before 9 a.m. and no visits after 3 p.m. After all there were beds to be made and supper to be started. Also, you announced when you set that first foot inside the backdoor. A simple, "Hey, Betty, I'm here," would do. Then, Betty, would start talking even before she got a glimpse of your new apron. "Come on in! I'll pour us a cup of coffee." And so, those sweet minutes of catching up on all the news since yesterday would begin! There might just be a fresh made, fried apple pie on a "flowerdy" plate, too. So, as you sat, sipped, nibbled, and chatted, two souls shared laughter...sometimes heartbreak...but always heartfelt. Just imagine!
Maybe, we really do visit through the "backdoor" today. It's just that the door is a blog, or a tweet, or a text. Words spoken in a very different way in a very different time and place.
So, come on in. I'm glad that you stopped by. Have a cup of coffee and a cupcake and visit awhile! Sit, sip, nibble, and browse. Sorry, about the fried pies! Just no time to make those like Mama did! After all there are sites to see and errands to run! By the way, what's going on in your world today? Don't forget to announce that you were here and share your heartfelt comments! Have an awesome Tuesday, backdoor friends! (Photo credit: Pinterest on several boards!)