I’m excited to introduce you to Denise Taylor today and her 1,500 square foot deck. That is not a typo. Denise and her husband Rick have an incredible back porch, and because it’s so amazing, we’re taking the porch crawl party ’round back this year.
Denise has lived in Adair Park for 8 years. She is one of the most generous people I know. She defines neighborly in Adair Park, welcoming people with her sweet neighbor at our association meetings, hosting parties at her home, and donating time and resources to the Bike Shop when she can. A few years ago, we started a book club on our porch. Denise found out and brought boxes of books and snacks to support the club; she’s just amazing. Listen in as she shares a little bit more about her porch and why she’s participating this year. And then make plans to come see this deck!
Tell us about your porch and what you love about it:? Porches and sidewalks are a sign of the times when neighbors visited and sat a spell, got to know each other, and ‘carried’ a friend to the grocery or to church. In today’s new-fangled gated communities, owners have become guarded, and disinterested in the folks right across the street from them. Sidewalks disappeared. So did a little friendliness, in my own opinion.
Fave feature of the Deck: the wine bottle tree lights my husband made for me a few years ago.
Why are you participating in the Porch Crawl?
I am inspired by the O’Mara’s. These open, focused, fearless young-ins who grappled up a few kids to play a clean game of ball, who mentored a handful youth on entrepreneurial skill building, helped with homework and literacy; who created mini-mentors of those they share with and care for. For the inspiration, and for Becky’s & Tim’s contributions to Adair’s Kids, who are the neighborhood’s future, I salute them and the kids who are helping to continue the vision of Beltline Bike Shop.
Rick and Denise will be the second stop on this year’s crawl on May 19th. Crawl starts at 5pm! Get details and reserve your tickets here!