DeBruce Center/#ThursdayDoors

The Groundbreaking for this entry into the Thursday Doors was in 2014. Not vintage doors by any means, but what lies beyond them are pretty cool.


In an office somewhere back in 2013, a KU alumni purchased for a mere $4.3 million, the original rules of basketball. And these are the doors you enter to see them.


James Naismith was the author of these original rules and KU has embraced both Naismith and the generously donated ‘rules’ with the DeBruce Center.  I’m a little short on time this week but hopefully the following collage will give it some recognition it deserves.

Please stop by Norm 2.0 for other wonderful Thursday Door entries. You’ll definitely be glad you did.


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!

Kansas Troubles/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

Kansas Troubles is another Civil War block chosen for the Letter K in the Challenge. In the history of Missouri and Kansas, there has been much animosity calling us Missourians “Bushwackers” while we in turn call them “Redleggers”. This Civil War era name-calling continues on and spills into the college sports arena between The University of Missouri/MU and the University of Kansas/KU. As our eldest is attending KU, we’ve kind of put all that aside for this momma’s sanity.


Plus I must give KU its propers as they had a nearly pristine track record in Basketball up until this game, the final one of the season. In truth, I would have liked to see them move to the Final Four.  Just not meant to be.

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This one was for 2 blocks! No Troubles for this block 🙂


This block can make a big impact with some fancy quilting stitches. Love it!

A quote from Bill Self, KU Basketball coach:  “There’s not many things less important than the score at halftime.” Touche’

Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!