The clock, left in the family house for more than a few generations, announced noon. Noon witch as long as they remembered was used for nothing more than a sit down with a spouse, close neighbor or a passer bye, the coffee hour.
Cracking beneath a strongly knitted carpet announced the arrival of a person while knock on the porch door announced the arrival of a neighbor. The strong but pleasant smell of freshly grounded
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Trough the crack in the kitchen door, we look and wait for the familiar sound of the grandfather clock. The sound which will sound only once to announce 1 pm. As the clock bongs, we all pile to the door and watch as they sip the last of the coffee. They stand up, say good byes, and slowly go back to the daily chores, which they were working on just before, the coffee hour.