Leawood / #thursdaydoors

I would have to research Leawood, Kansas (Kansas City suburb) if you really want to know much about it. For us, it’s a pass-through city on the way to dinner with our daughters. One rode with, and one met us. We were pre-celebrating a birthday for the youngest and went to an old favorite place. So you’ve seen it before and I’m not going to repeat that one.

You’re welcome.

The collage is made just to give the door interest. I personally love a screened-in porch and would dearly love to have one. And there’s that stone! But for now, I present this one with some play on filters.

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You’re probably going to tell me the only ‘real’ stone is the wall. I’m sure you’re probably right considering this is not The East Coast ūüôā But a gal can try right?!

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Happy Thursday everyone!

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Outing with Grandma/ Thursday Doors

Having reached middle age, the priviledge to take my mother places that she probably wouldn’t go on her own is ranking pretty high on my list. Not to mention being able to include other family members on these excursions. Such was the case for this Thursday Doors post.

I’ve mentioned a few times the Lawrence, Kansas destination we take and the main reason being to visit the eldest daughter, soon to be Dr. Daughter. (Pardon this¬† outburst¬†moment of pride.)¬†

The KU Campus was one of the places we took Mother, aka Grandma, to see. You can hover your mouse over each pic for a descriptive caption. It’s a lovely place to visit, with Fraser Hall’s flags flying in the above photo professing (no pun intended) its claim of being the highest point in Lawrence.

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I present the only actual door for this Thursday Doors collection. I know there are many more eye-catching ones but, sorry, they’ll have to wait until next year.

Waving the wheat is a long-standing KU tradition and this bronze is a tribute to that ritual as well as to the state of Kansas and its great farming legacy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Thursday Doors posts this past year and have taken a moment to check out other Door posts starting with Norm 2.0. Click the Blue Frog button at the bottom of his post for doors from around the world.

Happy Holidays from Central Missouri, USA!

Henry T’s/ Thursday Doors

It is such a hectic time of year for everyone that it’s been hard to fit in family time. Not to¬† mention all the ailments meandering their way around these parts due, in my opinion, to the mild winter we’ve started out with. The persimmons are not holding up to their legend. At least not yet. But we finally managed to saddle up and head to Lawrence, Kansas last Sunday to spend some long needed time with my eldest daughter.

She always has a neat place to take us to try out. This time was no different. And we also got a little history lesson in the process. Enter, Henry T’s.

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Sweater weather in Kansas on this December evening. But we were given a little break from the wind that seems always present out here. So this furthest parking spot was not a problem since we needed to stretch out legs anyway.

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Hard to get a good shot with or without any filter but I wanted to show the history part of the visit. This is the family plot of the land owners that is Henry T’s namesake. It sits just a few yards from the restaurant. On the business website, they give this little account.

“In 1858 New Hampshire native George Burt moved to Lawrence and Purchased the 160 acres surrounding Henry T’s property in Lawrence. While farming and servicing stagecoaches along the California Trail, he sold half of his claim to his friend Henry T. Davis. On August 21st, 1863, Burt awoke to murder and mayhem. Quantrill and 300 of his Bushwhackers which included Jesse and Frank James, and Cole Younger, attacked Lawrence burning more than 80 buildings and murdering 150 men and boys, including Burt. Henry T. Davis, Davis’s wife and their family were buried in a family cemetery still located in the northwest corner of our property in Lawrence.”

Not a fancy door by any means. Sometimes its the legend that gets the attention. Definitely the case here at Henry T’s.

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Not to mention the delicious meal.  Deep fried pork tenderloin with waffle fries for the farmgirl in my chromosomes. And it was scrumptious!

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Sweet Memories/Thursday Doors

Last Sunday, another Lawrence trip to spend with both daughters was the agenda. Oh Happy Joy!

Being it was a birthday celebration, we slipped through these doors for some pre-dinner treats. Yes, dessert came first ūüôā

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dappled lighting was my struggle for a decent pic. 

Once inside you can see what a lovely little place this is! Delicacies and yummy items for whatever tickles your fancy.

We had the place all to ourselves for a little bit and so I was able to take advantage of the moment with this indoor view without offending any diners.

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“Life is Short, Eat Dessert First!” Especially if celebrating your birthday!

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Italian Villa-Style/ Thursday Doors

Returning this week to Thursday Doors with a share from Lawrence, Kansas. This is the historical home of Samuel A. Riggs. Built in Italian Villa style popular in the East during the time. It shares company with a very small number that survived the raid of Quantrill and his raiders in 1863. It was under construction at the time and had not been occupied. The brick walls stood the test of the fire and the owner repaired it and was able to move into it a year later in 1864. It was their residence for the next 50 years. Moving to Michigan in later years, they still retained ownership until 1931.  In its history it was also a hospital during WWI and has only been sold once, still owned by the widow of KU Professor, Austin Turney. For more interesting reading on the history of this beautiful home, check out kshs.org. So much to tell. If only these doors could talk!

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The next time we drive by here, I’ll hopefully get a good picture of the view down the road this home is on. There is a perfect view of Frazier Hall on the KU campus and it really appears very striking in the distance.¬†Traffic just was not letting this happen on this particular day unfortunately.

“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy forefathers have set.”

— Proverbs 22:28

Let the Sun Shine In/Sunday Sampler

Sunflowers are historically know for being happy flowers. So a little sun on your shoulders is just the thing to send cheer someone’s way. Which is the inspiration for my latest item on Katy Trail Creations on Etsy.

And then of course it helps that my daughter is enjoying these beauties in person in the  Sunflower State.

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See you next time on The Sunday Sampler

Feeling Like Dorothy/ Thursday Doors

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Entering into a well-traveled road phase in life between home and Lawrence, Kansas. ¬†Last week there was a day we were pretty thankful that the daughter had one of these doors at her place. And I decided I’d take a picture of it and let you know that in our part of the world, tornado season is Not over.

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Now to share a little view of ‘the drive’.

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This was our clue that things may get interesting. And I don’t mean the Integrity sign. However, maybe that was a message¬†from above?

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It’s gonna get even better.

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 That, dear readers, is what a black sky looks like.  

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This is what rotation looks like when frozen in a photo. Or when you’re driving to get the heck outathere. No zoom used in this shot FYI.

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Even with the spots on the windshield, that sunset is a welcome sight!

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A Door First

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I have been admiring from afar the Thursday Door posts for quite some time. There are so many great ones out there. I’m about to hop aboard with one of my own. I’ll hope to make it a regular feature and try to be half as good as the challenge host. Thanks by the way for such great inspiration!

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Entrance to Rachel’s house.

Last Monday and Tuesday were spent moving furniture and belongings to my daughter’s first apartment. She’s off to grad school and we are so-o-o-o proud around here.

Momma Brag moment #1 million.

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The home is divided into apartments and was built around 1902. Lots of character inside! Lawrence Kansas, you’d better be good to my little girl.

Or else!