Curryville Porch Talk


The squeak and pause, squeak and pause of the porch swings in Curryville were very comforting to me. It meant that my neighbors were massaging their bodies and souls after a good days work. To me the sound of those swings in summer evenings meant that all was well and just as it should be.

Curryville is a tiny village in Blair County, Pa. There were about 100 people there when I lived there. I often said when I left in 1956 to join Brethren Volunteer Service, there were 99 people left. According to the internet, the population is now 101.

There used to be a train and a stop sign. There...

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