Thursday, June 23, 2011

Open


I love old wooden screen doors. They bring back fond memories of my grandparents house and the "Kids don't slam the door" comment. I found this at a gallery/coffee shop.

24 comments:

Allison said...

Oh me too! I rarely see screen doors where we live, if ever... it is something I miss.

Kathy said...

Oh, Randy, I had forgotten about these kind of doors! Thanks for the reminder.

Olivier said...

nous avons tous le meme souvenir de notre enfance et l'interdiction de claquer les portes ;)

Dennis Ferrol said...

Nice one Randy!
Perfect sign!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the sign "open"there, always positive! :)
Great capture!
Léia

Kate said...

Gosh, I haven't heard that sentence in ages! Now I hear it when grandfather chastises the grandkids when they visit.

VP said...

What a nice finding! Here almost everybody slams doors, but may be I m getting older...

Montreal Photo Daily said...

A rare find!
Did you ever watch "The Waltons" ? This door reminds me of that popular show.

Happy Thursday!

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely Randy!

texwisgirl said...

oh, we had one on the old farmhouse where i spent my first 13 yrs... the dog chewed the corner off in an attempt to get inside during a thunderstorm. and yes, it had a great 'slam'. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Yes I too remember the screen door at my grandmother's home. The screen was dirty and saggy with always a dead fly or two smashed against it. The door never slammed shut as the spring was broke or it didn't even have one. The door remained at whatever position it was left at. Grandma's house was different and I loved her and going there to stay for the weekend.

cieldequimper said...

We don't have screen doors more's the pity. I just love this old weatherbeaten sign.

T. Becque said...

That is a good door for slammin! I can hear it now. That's kind of a sad "open" sign! :)

Jarart said...

Looks like one of those good old ones! How many times did I hear that phrase!

Magpie said...

Oh, you knew it was summer the first time you heard that "don't slam the screen!" These are sweet reminders of days gone by. I always loved the country grocery stores that had the metal signs from Sunbeam or Wonder bread.

Lúcia said...

It's cool you have these nice memories of your grandparents house. :)

Sharon said...

That is a good one! I have some similar memories!

RedPat said...

i can hear the sound of a wooden screen door clanging in my memory bank! Nice one.

Carola said...

I only know these kind of doors from Western films.
Nice and inviting.

Regina K said...

I am with you, fond memories of grandparents house. I only see these occasionally.

Farmchick said...

I like that bell on that old door too!

Jack said...

There sure aren't many of them left. And, I am starting to wince as I imagine the slam of the door.

Teri said...

Yes...that distinct squeak when you opened and closed it, that bell that would ring at the corner grocery store when you walked in. Screen doors are so different these days. You can still find custom ones but you have to pay the price for one.

Janie2 said...

I like old wood doors too. We use to have one. You are so right, they can be very noisy. But they are soon if not already one of those things we don't see much on our homes anymore. You found some very interesting things.