Kansas Quilt Trail/ThursdayDoors

July 4th weekend we decided to meet up at the eldest daughter’s place for some home-cooked vittles before starting out on a long day trip.

 Out the window we caught a glimpse of this rainbow.  Bye Bye rain!
Out the window we caught a glimpse of this rainbow. Bye Bye rain!

We enjoyed eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast—not to mention some ‘pour-over’ coffee. You know, I do believe she payed attention to my cooking tips. 😉 Click on photos to see ‘Captions”.

About the drive…..we headed off after this supercharge breakfast on the Kansas Quilt Trail. Here’s a portion of the map.

Starting point for us was Lawrence, Kansas
Starting point for us was Lawrence, Kansas

As beginners, we learned that there are no warnings of quilt blocks coming up. The map is just a general reference and you must be on the lookout for them. GPS markers would really help if anyone has the ambition to enter them(clears throat). In the next few Thursday Doors, I’ll be sharing our experience. To start here is a little taste of western Kansas.

And for my finale, an official door to make this a proper Thursday Doors entry. Hope everyone takes a little time out to visit Norm 2.0 where there are so many more beautiful doors. He’ll direct your path.

On the Road to the Kansas Quilt Trail
On the Road to the Kansas Quilt Trail

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John Speer Farmstead Site/ Thursday Doors

If you carefully read the story below, you’ll see that the farm land was owned by John Speer and the current house located here once sat diagonally across the street was not owned by John Speer. It was moved here in 2000 honoring John Speer, the founding citizens of Lawrence who showed great resolve in rebuilding after the Quantrill raid of 1863 as well as preserving the architecture of that time. Being a Missouri girl, I do not like being categorized as a ‘Bushwacker’ but since Kansas has taken such great care of my daughter’s college education, I will tolerate it just this once. 😉

We were the only people present at the time. It was Father’s Day weekend and I’m sure many had made special plans. As you can see, our plans were bent on sight-seeing.

And being as we weren’t in anyone else’s way, we peeked inside a bit….

Leaving you this Thursday Doors with some extra photos below. Hope you’ll take time to stop at Norm 2.0 by clicking here to see his door display and the doors of many more entrants.

Henry County Museum/Thursday Doors

I admit it. Last week’s entry for Thursday Doors was a scramble. Got a few leftovers in my stash from that day trip to share and hope you’ll enjoy.

Last week's and This week's are adjacent buildings.
Last week’s and This week’s are adjacent buildings.

Clinton has some gems. One of these is on the National Historic Register and listed as the Anheuser-Busch Building. It’s now a museum.

Henry County Museum
Henry County Museum
National Register of Historical Places plaque
National Register of Historical Places plaque

The building next to the museum has only one clue as to what it is used for…..

In case one of my kin from Clinton decides to enlighten me on the building’s use, I will update this post at that time. Until then, I just wanted to share its fine details and also share the next photo that I think you’ll appreciate….

Courtyard with gate (door) between the buildings
Courtyard with gate (door) between the buildings

This lovely courtyard would be a lovely spot to relax on a warm summer day in August, don’t you think?! Hope everyone is finding time to relax this summer. If you have a few extra minutes, please head over to Norm 2.0 for more wonderful Thursday Door entries. He’ll give directions in finding all the gorgeous doors worldwide.

WW & H Exchange/Thursday Doors

Bringing you a short and sweet post from Clinton, Missouri this Thursday Doors. If I’m not mistaken this is part of a cultural arts center connected to the Henry County Museum. I hope to head back there soon to visit during its open hours. Museums in small towns are a sign of local pride and happy to see this town embraces its history.

Newer windows and doors for energy efficiency due to Missouri's extreme weather fluctuations is a must.
Newer windows and doors for energy efficiency due to Missouri’s extreme weather fluctuations is a must.

A good effort in trying to keep with the rest of downtown Clinton’s architecture by switching up the windows and doors.

Peeking out the door
Peeking out the door

Now this is my kind of graffiti! Humor never hurts either.

For more wonderful doors I hope you’ll visit Norm 2.0 and let him direct you to the rest of us–his door contributors.

Clinton, Missouri Coca Cola/ Thursday Doors

Do you remember the 1971 Coca Cola commercial with the song that was supposedly the most popular commercial ever? Well, being nostalgic, I looked up the lyrics and I am surprised there isn’t more to it. I remember more lines than what I’ve found. Was there a later commercial that extended the song? I feel like there must have been and I’m just not feeling like looking more into it. For now, though, I’ll settle with the ones I’ve found and the song will be running through my head like a broken record the rest of the day. Nope, not gonna write them here. One of us suffering is enough.

For Thursday Doors, I am sharing a Coca Cola building from Clinton, Missouri which is, naturally, the reason I’ve got that song stuck in my mind. Clinton is a town in the western portion of Missouri with a population of over 8800. For me personally, it’s home to some family members and the location of my podiatrist. So there you have it, the reason I’d be visiting there. Hope you enjoy the photos and aren’t rubbed the wrong way with the whole song reference.

Please take time to visit our Thursday Door host Norm 2.0 by clicking here and he’ll direct you to wonderful doors all across the world.

Dog Trot/Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors is going to be more pics and less writing this week. I have a wonderful gem from Clinton, Missouri to share and the history behind it as well. Thankfully it is all written out and all I had to do is snap a few photos. Hope you enjoy the shots and the wonderful story told on the front door of this possibly-earlier-than-1856 Dog Trot.

Photos first, then the story later.
Wild Roses are perfect along this window. Love them!
Wild Roses are perfect along this window. Love them!
Looking up at the ceiling between the east and west wings.

Doors and what’s considered the original portion of the Dog Trot.

More buildings around the property…

There was no mention of the Bell’s history. The ‘use what we have’ mentality is evident in the way they attached it to the logs.

Old Bell

Before you head off to visit Norm 2.0 and all the other wonderful Door Enthusiasts, here is the story behind the Dog Trot. Thanks so much for your visit!

Historical Account Part 1
Historical Account Part 1
Historical Account part 2
Historical Account part 2

Okinawa Time/Thursday Doors

To my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day!

For my niece and nephew overseas in Japan, this is a little belated if you consider the time differences, but I wanted to share the door pics they gratiously donated to my cause. But before I get to the photos, here’s my little “Thank You” for my nephew’s service to our country.

Thanks Zach for serving our country admirably and Thank you Evette for being such a great example of support! Love you guys!!
Thanks Zach for serving our country admirably and Thank you Evette for being such a great example of support! Love you guys!!

For the fans of things Handmade, this set of pictures should strike your fancy. The shop Evette visited was a nice little pottery shop and she did it justice with the photo finds. So without further ado, I present the pottery choices she discovered.

I believe these statues are Shisha Dogs and are used to ward off evil spirits.
I believe these statues are Shisha Dogs and are used to ward off evil spirits.

Not a grand door but I sure could use one of those umbrella holders after the rain we’ve had this year!

Maybe this is the main entrance? or the back entrance? But no shisha dogs guarding it. Once inside though you can see they are well protected with the line up on the shelf.

Personally, that slab table with all the pottery is something else!
Personally, that slab table with all the pottery is something else!
Something for everyone.
Something for everyone.
Pin cushions must be the purpose for these mini yarn balls. Very cute! Hint, hint -Grandma would love this!!
Pin cushions must be the purpose for these mini yarn balls. Very cute! Hint, hint -Grandma would love this!!
Lookie here at this display ya'll!! Buttons!!
Lookie here at this display ya’ll!! Buttons!!

My niece knows my weakness. These are a-door-able!! Thanks once again to my Air Force family for sending over some gems from Okinawa! See you guys soon!!

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Lawrence,Kansas May 28, 2019/ Thursday Doors

On June 16, Father’s Day, we took a little drive to Lawrence, Kansas. Surprise! lol For those who read this blog now and then, you know we end up there often to see our eldest.

I’m about to take you along the path of an F4 tornado this Thursday Doors. There are actually doors that survived and many that didn’t. I tried to pare down the number of photos I’m sharing as there is,obviously, much destruction. That is the reason I’m sharing. The latest view of a choice few of this tech-savvy generation is that you can take these things lightly. The very reason there were no casualties, I’m pleased to say, is that these Kansans were not outside taking selfies or storm-chasing.

So now with no further chastising, I have scenes of the May 28, 2019 tornado devastation. Our continued prayers for these victims as they try to rebuild lives and livelihoods.

Beyond this rise it begins
Beyond this rise it begins

To dispel certain notions, this part of Kansas is not entirely flat as you can see. Not a good idea to pass in other words. Sorry if you get behind a tractor. Their wheat crop is about to feed the world.

Tarp on the roof til time to repair.
Tarp on the roof til time to repair.

Doors here are intact. Roof, not so much.

Not sure about that garage door. It may be blown out or just open?
Not sure about that garage door. It may be blown out or just open?

Between the house and garage is a barn or other outbuilding crumpled into a heap.

Seems like they got lucky
Seems like they got lucky

This house was pretty much unscathed as is the way of tornadoes. One house damaged, the next untouched.

The other side of the road.
The other side of the road.
A Real Survivor.
A Real Survivor.

The picture in my mind of so many farmhouses I knew growing up. Does my heart good to see it still standing.

And another hold-out.
And another hold-0ut.

There’s a screen door in the distance that I bet withstood some pretty torential winds.

Old Glory rehung.
Old Glory rehung.

This my friends is Ground Zero of that tornado path. Scouring of the earth is what comes directly to mind. If you look at the horizon, you can see the trees that were in the path versus those that still have all their foliage. So thankful the city of Lawrence was not hit directly and that everyone is safe. And thanks to my eldest daughter for the guided tour to show the world the seriousness of this sort of natural disaster.

For more Thursday Doors posts from around the world please visit Norm 2.0 and he will direct you to the links.

Boonville, Mo /ThursdayDoors

Last week I shared some Thursday Doors promoting our flag, Ol’ Glory. This week I’m finishing off the pictures shared with me by my youngest daughter. Always appreciative of the door photos donated (door-nations) as my days can be pretty hectic. Before I continue, I’ll tell you a little bit more about the town of Boonville, Missouri.

Boonville’s population in 2010 was over 8,000 according to the census. The name is from the sons of Daniel Boone, Nathan and Daniel Morgan, who started a salt business near there. Being along the Missouri River aided delivering their goods to St. Louis and they started referring to the trail as Boone’s Lick. A point east of Boonville was considered the beginning point of the Santa Fe Trail. It has around 400 buildings on the National Historic Register and I hope to present some more of them to the Thursday Doors fans in the future. Til then, here are a few that I hope you’ll enjoy.

  • whitewashed-brick
  • 701house
  • 701housecontd
  • Accented by Roses
  • Frosted Glass
  • Lace Curtains
  • Nice Shady Seat
  • Stained Glass

To those who may not be able to see the slideshow, here’s the pictures in a gallery format. I am not sure why it’s viewable to some and not others as I’m not a tech savvy blogger so this is my solution 😉 Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Flag Day/ Thursday Doors

The collection today is a sequel of my daughter’s drive through Mid-Missouri last Tuesday and this particular set is from Boonville, Missouri. This town along the Missouri River is mostly high above on the river bluffs and so largely saved from the ravages of flooding thankfully. It has quite a few lovely old homes and I was delighted when Kirsten took some door shots for me.

Friday, June 14 is Flag Day in the U.S. and the collecton today features Old Glory in various ‘poses’. Hope you enjoy!

Wreath Welcome
I’ll call this one the Wreath Welcome door
Blue Gingerbread
Gingerbread with double screen doors. A must with summertime and flies.
Wagon Wheel Spoked doors
The flag seems to be much closer to blocking the door than it actually is.
Lettered Door
This door is lettered and I can’t decide if it’s an L or an F? And yes I am old-school and know cursive writing. lol
Modern annex
The old and new are actually blended fairly well, but I still prefer the older architecture.

Hope you enjoyed my take on Flag Day for this Thursday Doors. I encourage you to take time and visit Norm 2.0 for the original Thursday Doors as well as all the entrants. It’s a great way to see doors from all over the world!