Remaining In The Family

Before you read today’s post, I’d like to ask that you read (re-read) Through That Door, which I published on June 15, 2015. It provides a nice background for today’s topic.

I’ll wait……….

Now that you’re back, here’s an update on the building that was Grandma’s store.

A few weeks ago, one of my cousins sent me a message that he was going to contact the family who now owns that building.  He wanted to ask if he could possibly have the front doors from the store.

In a message from him some time later, he said that the owners had agreed and he would soon be going to claim the doors. His plans are to use them in his home…just the way they are.

Yesterday, Motor Man and I were on a Sunday drive and passed by Grandma’s store.  I must admit that it is a little bittersweet to see the boarded up space where the doors used to be. Thanks to Motor Man, for taking the picture; he even captured raindrops. (Because of his shoulder injury, he’s leaving the driving to me these days.)

But, I’m happy that someone in the family has the doors, rather than them being lost forever should the building have been vandalized.

And, how appropriate, here’s an old family photo of that cousin, now the proud owner of those doors, in front of the store.

I’m sure that he, like all of us in the family, has many memories of days spent at Grandma’s store.

~These Days Of Mine~




4 responses to “Remaining In The Family

  1. Oh, how wonderful that the doors will continue to be used – and that someone in the family who appreciates them has them. I loved re-reading the first blog too. I only remember going in the store once or twice. LOVE the last family photo of your cousin and the station.

  2. It’s wonderful that the doors will have a second life. Weathered doors are wonderful accents – have seem them used in home decorating before. I think it’s great that he “rescued” them – love the old photo too.


  3. How nice that the owners let your cousin have those doors with sweet memories. Now you are going to have to show us what he does with them!

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    So glad the doors will be kept in the family.

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