It was very common during the 19th and early 20th Century in America when most homes had an inviting front porch, usually complete with chairs of some sort…rocking being very popular. There were also porch swings, small tables on which to place refreshments, flower pots, and most of all people who spent many hot summer nights and weekend days sitting outside savoring every breeze, every sweet smell, while in the background insects buzzed, tree frogs croaked loudly and birds chirped to add to the symphony of nature. Today, people don’t sit outside much at home. There are too many competing distractions inside air conditioned houses. What remains are empty rocking chairs such as these shown here. How many children sat beside their parents in a small rocking chair such as the one here, sharing family time while growing up…and learning family values during the process. Be nice to go back, eh? Those chairs sure look inviting.