James Ricketts, left, sits with his family Tuesday outside his home in Murphysboro. Ricketts said when the weather is nice, he sits outside for hours at a time. “I just like to sit and watch the traffic,” Ricketts said. His daughter, Carolina Parham, said spending evenings outside is something her family has enjoyed for a long time. “We used to live out in the country, and this was the perfect time of day to sit outside,” she said.
Photo by Isaac Smith of The Daily Egyptian.