Glenn Pitcher

When I think of sitting on a porch, it takes me back to my childhood in my hometown of Warren Center, sitting on the swing on my front porch. I really loved sitting on it when it was raining and listening to the cars go by.

It also reminds me of the time when my grandmothers would sit on the porch during the Warren Center town-wide yard sale on Labor Day Saturday. They are both gone now but when I see that swing, I think of them and how lucky I really am.

Sometimes when it rains now, it takes me back to my youth, sitting on that porch and listening to the rain. I find myself smiling and thinking of a time when life was so much simpler.

When I heard that Binghamton was having their fourth annual Porchfest this Sunday, it brought back all of those great memories that I had when I was growing up.

This Sunday, you are invited to take a stroll through Binghamton's West Side Neighborhood. It's a free celebration of music and community with over 130 musical performances and it'll be happening on 41 residential porches, stoops and yards.

It looks like it will be a good day to take a walk as the West Side is the Fest Side with clouds and temperatures around 80 and it's taking place from 12 to 7 p.m.

Go here to see all the activities that will be happening at Sunday's PorchFest. When you think of a porch, what do you think of?

[via Binghamton PorchFest]