Nothing is any more Southern than a big ol' wrap-around porch and a screen door. Wish I had a dollar for every time my mama yelled at my brother and me, "Don't slam the door!" But there is just something about the sound of a slamming screen door as you run in or out of the house.
When I get in one of my nostalgic moods, I think of adding a screen door to our side porch. However, there are those who nowadays are finding creative ways to use them both inside the home as well as in the garden. A pantry door can be transformed or vines could be trained to weave themselves up and around.
Those are great ideas, but sadly there is one thing that is lacking....those doors will never squeak on rusty hinges or bang against the door jam as a child runs in and out.
Yes, maybe one day before my grandkids get grown I will add that screen door and happily yell as they run in and out, "Do slam the door!"
*pictures from Google search