Returning this week to Thursday Doors posts. Just want to say I’ve missed the Thursday Doors gang but I’m glad I participated in the A to Z again just the same. Couldn’t miss its 10th anniversary now could I? If you’re curious about my contribution, you may click the 2019 AtoZ tab above to see the posts. There will be a reveal for the Reflections post that hopefully includes my sampler quilt top. Look for it May 6.
So we had a surprise birthday party for the brother-in-law. And the location couldn’t have been more charming. You might drive by it if you’re not looking goin’ down Missouri state highway 52.
Before the honoree arrived, I got a shot of these farmhouse style tables. Bestill my heart!! Oh, and there’s the inside door view.
The ambiance was wonderful, food was outstanding and no complaints on service. The only thing lacking was the company of a couple of our children…..my niece(& her hubby) and my eldest. But already making plans for a return when everyone is back home. Til then, I’ll share the rest of the photos for this Thursday Doors from Cole Camp, Missouri.
Did I mention the dessert??!! Bavarian Cream filled and layered German Chocolate cake. Oh my Word!! No pics to taunt you with but I’ll be trying the duplication of this one. No doubt about it!
It’s a long way from Green Ridge, Missouri, (population 476) to Chicago, Illinois. The last time I was there was before cell phones. There were only car phones actually attached to your car. Nonetheless, this is a Thursday Doors post and I’m using photos donated by my one and only sister. Last weekend, she flew to Chicago on a business trip and happened to think of me. Here is how I’m going to tell her story.
The name says it all
A waterfront view
Tootsie is a big deal currently in the windy city. And on this evening, I’d venture a ride on the water would be pretty enjoyable. I’d hope for a guided tour myself along with a nice bottle of wine to warm me up in case it’s cool.
A “Show-Me-The-Money-Green” Mercedes would do just fine for a tour of the rest of the weekend.
A bit of detail on the door handles
London House Hotel
And dropping me off at the London House Hotel would be the icing on the cake. Look this one up on Google. Wowza!
A shout out to my little sister for sharing her views of Chi-town! Evette, you’re next! (my family is pretty awesome like that)
And a thank you to our stand-in hosts the past 3 weeks for our Thursday Doors blogging. Much appreciated!!
I’m just not seeing much of it in my small town. There are plenty of grants out there but I suppose the investment of time is becoming too much for folks these days. So before another one bites the dust, I’m using it for this week’s Thursday Doors entry.
As the pictures says, this is an old depot that was once not so forgotten, the Missouri Pacific Depot. I’m sure these doors have stories to tell. I’ll leave you to wonder what they may be as I give you a few more pictures below.
East door with some recent repairs
Gving you a little more perspective
An overpass bridge next ‘door’ that keeps traffic flowing when trains are passing through.
A pretty hazy day with our unrelenting heat wave. I decided against filters this week. You’re getting the real deal.
The roof is in good condition, at least on this portion.
Back view with some stairs lying haphhazard.
Many of the rails are gone but we still have these left.
Keeping it local this Thursday Doors. The art on the side of this garage is hard to ignore, and I apologize, but I’m really not 100% certain on what the painting spells. I’m relying on some of my visitors to give me your opinion.
The artist may step forward once I share this with Facebook friends? Who knows?! However, my focus was on the doors per the requested topic of each Thursday.
I felt the ‘white hot hue’ of the forground in the middle frame went well with our 4th hottest June on record. I didn’t get out of the vehicle for this photo assembly. Praying for temperature relief for a better photo opportunity soon.
“CHAPTER XIV.—LONGWOOD TOWNSHIP. Introduction—Name—The English Estate of Longwood—Organization—The First Voting Place—Pin Hook Mills—The First Court in the County—Physical Features—Churches —Schools—Potter Lodge, A. F. & A. M.—Longwood Lodge, I. O. O. F.—Incidents— Murder of Mr. Majors—Col. Fields Killed—Murder of Mrs. Raines—Murderer Burned by a Mob—Village of Longwood—Biographical.” Excerpt from the History of Pettis County dated 1882. Shared digitally online via archive.org.
Longwood is an unincorporated community in north eastern Pettis County, Missouri. It had its share of goings-on according to the highlights of the chapter indicated above. The building is likely an unused community building and the dates are very faded but I can definitely read 188? to 19??. I know. A big help right?! I chose to photograph this building for the sake of preservation. Too many things being let go in this part of the country and as always, I’d love to hear the stories these doors could tell.
This section of the county makes for a very pretty Sunday drive when you don’t want to go too far but need to escape summer tourist traffic. So I leave you with a little more from that chapter on Longwood.
“Name.—Longwood derives its name from the town situated on its eastern edge. Of this place it may be said it derives its name from truly aristocratic lineage. In England one of those grand old estates which we delighted to read about in our childhood days, is and has been called for centuries, Longwood, and in this far western county is repeated after the lapse of years, a name that is loved and honored in “that far-oft-house across the sea.” The town was first called Hermantown and the postoffice Oak Grove.”
This past Sunday’s Drive took us through our neighboring county, Morgan County, Missouri. The idea of catching some great doors often hinges (no pun intended) on whether you might get threatened with a double barrel when pointing your camera at someone’s property. I’m still trying to educate my fellow rural Missourians on the world of blogging and our love of scenery. Doors included.
You can see there are a good amount of native trees surrounding the church. Literally surrounding it—as well as Virginia Creeper climbing its siding. Some are allergic to this vegetation, so leave it be.
Full Door View with lights intact, barely.
Side facing cemetary is fairly tidy.
Not a lot to say about this church as its website is non-operational when I click on it. But the church is listed as a member of the Lamine Baptist Association. So it is under care of a sort. The size of the cemetary suggests it certainly had a vigorous past that dated back to the mid 1800’s.
Opposite side walkway
A later addition to the back
Side door with top screen detached.
The hubby is braver than me on this occasion.
He took a picture of the interior and I could have shared it, but I made an executive decision to leave it out of this post. Would your conscious bother you?
When I looked up, I had already made a mental decision.
I’m pretty sure that part of the reason I enjoy the Thursday Door challenge is to make a feeble attempt at capturing surroundings we normally ignore.
Inside door view
At the last couple of doctor visits, I’ve been thinking about sharing this one…….with a little extra something.
This is a nice view to see in person, but the camera just isn’t doing it justice.
doors down there
new motel nearly finished
cars with doors & more
These are better, but still not there.
I may not be the expert at panoramic photos, but I think this definitely gives you a better perspective of the edge of the prarie view I wanted you to see. And if you’re needing a way to lower the blood pressure (I hate going to the doctor btw), maybe a minute of taking in a scenic view will help.
I’m offering up a continued edition of last week’s Thursday Doors post. This one is on the opposite side of the tracks in Sedalia, Missouri.
Directly to the left of where I stood for that Big Sky View to be more precise. This building at 118 North Lamine I learned through a phone call, yes I still have a land line, has been a moving/storage business for around 80 years. Currently State Fair Moving and Storage operate from here. Prior to that, the informer says he believed it was a carriage building business. It is not on the list I found for the National Historical Register in Sedalia. But in my opinion, it should be. I’m still waiting for a phone call or email of the person who is supposed to know all the good stuff. Til then I hope you enjoy a little slideshow of this golden oldie.
Please take a moment to visit Norm 2.0 for other great entries in his weekly Thursday Doors challenge!