Tag Archives: door

Thursday’s Doors ~ close up of Veritas

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The etched glass design has

three panes, little beaded look,

etched glass panels like square in

the middle. It appears as an artistic

reminder of the past, but uncertain

this is truly antique. I trust you 

will inform me, as some have

wandered in door sample

departments of home

improvement stores.

I like the full image

since it really has

what some may

call “curb appeal.”

This Thursday’s Doors

is a part of a community

of door photo collector’s.

Who knows what you may 

discover on Norm Frampton’s

blog where links will take you to

more doors than you ever saw!

It may lead you to join his

door collecting “gang.”

Check out:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Have a great ending of your week!

Thursday’s Doors ~ Veritas Restaurant

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A restaurant with small plates,

shared with others, known 

in Spanish as “tapas.”

Veritas stands for 

Truth in Latin.

Truly a kind man and

Host, Norm Frampton

invites you to visit his blog

and check out blue frogs which

link to world of Thursday’s Doors:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Happy door visiting and 

please stay in touch!

Thursday’s Doors ~ Janes’ House, closer view

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My grandies call this a “mansion”

where they picture candlelabra,

thanks to, “Beauty and the Beast”

well-liked character, “Lumiere.”

They think “fancy” places

have flowers in vases and they

ponder aloud, “Every big house

must have a back twisty stairs

and front door leading to a huge

staircase with place to hold onto.”

“Do you mean a stair railing?” I ask.

Shrugging shoulders and, “Can’t 

you answer this?” Incredulous

looks on grandchildren’s faces.

They are picturing Belle 

descending this staircase.

Another detail they add, as I 

open all windows and park

in the barn’s driveway ~

“Wait! Do they have a guard?”

Hmmm. . . hoping not, as I

don’t see any signs of dogs

nor guard house. I walk over a

richly thick carpet of grass and

love the idea of this house being here

so long ago. Something to preserve

history and the small town of

Delaware, Ohio’s roots from

“Stratford on the Whetstone.”

(A milling community built 

along the Whetstone tributary

of the Olentangy River.)

I particularly like the “balcony” with

a rod iron railing above the formal

white door. There’s something

so warm and welcoming in the

brick, whitewashed and worn.

It manages to allow passers-by

 to feel a sense of coziness. Some

imagining the open curtained

windows showing friendliness,

with multiple children’s noses

pressed to windowpanes.

We talked about the fireplace 

and how important this would be

in the olden days to warm the house.

Also, wondering how soon they had

indoor plumbing. . . I introduced

their minds to chamber pots. 

No shuddering displayed; 

just curious questions, adding,

“Hendrix is potty training!”

Hope you found this

mansion, displaying some

fascinating historical features

found in the Federal period,

to  be “charming.”

Is this an example of 

your dream house?

I could see this as a destination

beautiful bed and breakfast.

Here’s a blogger,

Norm Frampton,

who had the graciousness 

to allow door enthusiasts 

to gather around,

attaching their links to his blog:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Come visit my area and I will 

assure you of many more 

interesting doors and

history “galore!”

Thursday’s Doors ~ Janes’ House, distant view

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This house sits on some acreage,

a great expanse of green.

This four-pillared home

once belonged to the

Janes’ family  in

the 1820 -1840’s,

founding members

of the mill owner’s family.

This house has the white

barn with hex symbols set

back and down a winding road.

(The post with barn which matches

this whitewashed brick home 

may be found on May 25, 2017.)

Traveling back into the 1800’s

here in my small town to a

beginning industry and 

series of barn posts.

Still would like to

thank those who 

read my doors’

posts and go

check out the

Thursday’s Doors

manager, Norm

Frampton at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Have fun exploring Norm’s doors

and his blue frogs which link us

to centuries of doors of all kinds.

Thursday’s Doors ~ outbuilding, part 3

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For me, the weather vane 

reminds me of the 

“barn on fire” post.

We weren’t quite sure 

but now, after taking a few

dusty, winding country roads

I think we can agree of its purpose.

The outbuilding could house pots,

farming tools, tractor or these days,

a riding lawn mower. . .

The stone work and different

identifying features confirm

1800’s period where it was

both a serene setting but

a rugged, “feast or famine”

time in history.

Our Thursday’s Doors host,

may present sumptuous or simple

(or something in between) at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Thursday’s Doors ~ Gallant Farm Preserve, barn door

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Brrr- r!

the icy grass doesn’t indicate 

breezy and freezing temperature.

I remember my friend’s father when

she left the door to the refrigerator

saying, “Close that door!” Then, 

he would go further by adding, 

“You weren’t raised in a barn.”

Hope you will enjoy this

red barn door and go

ahead to check

more door 

links at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

That’s where you’ll meet 

Norm Frampton:

You’ll be glad you did!

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Everyone had great comments 

about what seems to be a 

universal and common

expression about leaving doors open,

 which brings a scolding!

I have a dear friend, Sylvia,

who added a link in her comments:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Barn_Murder

Please stop by Sylvia’s blog, Another Day in Paradise, to see her beautiful travel photography and funny, special critters who hang out in her own back yard!

Thursday’s Doors ~ Inside Hamburger Inn Diner, (behind the door)

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“Diner Gals”

Why don’t you come out this morn?

Have you been ready to eat for awhile?
So much politeness will be rewarded.

The sweet breakfast items you order

will fill you up and keep you warm.

You’re such pals!

x o x o x o

This post is the inside of a

Thursday’s Doors location.

To see links and check out 

more doors go to this blog

which has a blogger friend,

Norm Frampton, who hosts our

weekly gathering of door enthusiasts!

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Happy door observing and hunting! 

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“Buffalo Gals” was written in 1844.

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) had 

one of his main characters in 1876.

The slave character, Jim,

sang “Buffalo Gals” and you may

know it continues as,

“Won’t you come out tonight?”

Minstrel singers used to change 

the lyrics, for example, to

match audiences in Boston,

Massachusetts:

“Boston gals, won’t you 

come out tonight?”

Notes  by  reocochran,

as well as wordplays

in the above poem

were written for

the M & M gals.

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