Back on the eastern Arkansas farm in the late 1940's and early 1950's our days started before sun-up, and ended just before the sun went down. We always enjoyed sitting down to the supper table with home grown vegatables , cornbread and biscuits. It didn't take long until we were ready for bed, after a full day of driving a two row model A John Deere tractor, or in my case following behind a mule because I was too young and small for the tractors yet. I remember making cold chocolate milk when the ice man came by each week,and we got two 50 pound blocks for the "icebox". Thats before the days of having an electric refrigerator. We even had homemade ice cream on Sunday, by using a one gallon syrup bucket with a bail on it, placed inside a 2 1/2 gallon water bucket with ice in it. You turned the syrup bucket back and forth with the bail. And to think, they took away all those times of laughing and talking by inventing an electric ice cream freezer. I miss those times on the front porch, I think they were made for visiting. We sure used ours for that and for sleeping out on during those hot summer nights. You couldn't do that now, could you? We didn't have a lock on any of the doors, didn't need any.