Property-No Acreage/Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors in the words of Norm 2.0, ” is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button….”

The jaunt through Arrow Rock, Missouri continues for yet one more week. No promises to be finished with it, although I reserve the right to take a break from it. Time will tell.

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In case you were in the market for some business real estate in the area, here’s one right on the boardwalk of Down Town Arrow Rock. Antique/novelty shop, bakery, hair salon or photo/art studio would be my own personal suggestion. Hint, hint. 😉

Across the street is this pretty significant place in history in the state of Missouri…..

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I think the best approach to convincing you of the appeal of this Mid-Missouri real estate is with a little slide show. So hope you enjoy this slice of Huston Mercantile.

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Rural Chariton County/Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

This week for my Thursday Doors post, I have a piece of yesteryear in CharitonCounty Missouri to share.

Tucked at the junction of Highways 5 and WW, there stands this abandoned building that I believe was once a school house. But I can’t quite be sure. There is not a signpost or placard visible and I didn’t want to trespass. Not that I’m afraid of being confronted….

more that I’m not a huge fan of ticks.

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The schoolhouse theory could be wrong as I’m not sure there’d be attic windows like these used during this era. So for me, it’s a mystery.

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I’d like to state that I think this would make a pretty fine farmhouse too just for the record. And yes, that is a tv antenna on the roof.

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I love old maps!

Historically, Chariton County was originally part of Howard County (outlined in bold above). In 1816, its current name and boundaries were given.Icouldn’t find any information on the building above, but I found a little excerpt from a Dept. of Natural Resources document describing the desirability of the area during this time frame.

In one 1819 account from Old Chariton David Manchester wrote to his sister in New York about the new land and how several young bachelors had fared during the 1818-19 winter. Manchester related the federal government land price of $1.50 per acre, but he said that most nearby land sold from $2-6, and the majority aroundChariton was $4 and up. complained of Looking into the future young Manchester the damned contracted New England men are our greatest opponents. They are jealous of us and envy us because they think that we will be admitted into the union on equal footing with the other states and become a large and powerful state. Poor insignificant Devils, who care for you? We will have our right in spite of you. But now [they] want to make slaves of us, no the people of Louisiana never will submit. • The boys are employed in building some houses in Chariton for themselves. . Our employment last winter was carrying on the distillery business. (David Manchester letter, 19 April 1819 #2064 Joint Collection, UMC) This one anecdote accurately described the relatively high value of Chariton district land and the desire of immigrants to make a new home in the Far West.

I wonder if Manchester was also on the search for a beau for his sister??  And a future lil’ homestead in Missouri?

For other Thursday Doors entries, I hope you’ll check the Blue Frog link at the bottom of Norm’s blog.

 

The Womans Building/Thursday Doors

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For the genteel among us, the Womans Building was built following a need to give women and children a better place to rest at the Missouri State Fair. The philosophy of the times dictated that women and children be segregated rather than encouraging family togetherness. The desire to improve conditions for women and children followed the  popularity of the first one built at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

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Full view of the current building. In the back and on the ground floor of the building is a museum of the history of the Missouri State Fair. And it’s also a little more like a basement and a good place to spend time during severe weather. There always tends to be at least one heavy storm during the fair each year. When you live across the highway from the fairgrounds for as many years as we have, you tend to recount these things pretty accurately.

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Original cost is said to have been $30,000. An investment well spent.

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

Remembrance/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Time

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 For me, time stands still in a cemetery. Such a sobering place.

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This summer we paid our respects to fellow Missourians.

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I can’t imagine living the remainder of my days seeing all these reminders of such a tragic time in our nation’s history.

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No matter what our beliefs, we all end up here. So much in our world to fix, so many battles to fight. Time should be well-used to bring Peace.

In Honor of Veterans—Letter L

For Letter L, Loch Lomond on the 5-string with a slide show of a Honor Flight given in their behalf. Hope you’ll check it out

http://stephaniesstuff84.blogspot.com/2015/04/loch-lomond.html

Special thanks to Kevin Walker for allowing me to present the slideshow with his photos. See His page Here

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For the record, Do you know how hard it is to find songs that begin with certain letters And are written for a banjo??? Well,for X, this is the best I could do under the time span I had. So hopefully you will remember it is a part of American history and this is not done to offend anyone. History has many lessons. I played it slowly to reflect the ‘times past’ and not as a carefree, joyful tune. I will have a different set of songs ready if I participate in this blog next year. Who knows? Maybe I’ll take up the fiddle again?? After all, I have 2 daughters who play and I even took lessons for a time. Maybe they’ll accompany me sometime. Ya just never know.

What I’d really like to give you are my Xamples of lessons learned as a mother/childcare provider. These have no particular order.  I hope you enjoy!

  • A new mother will tell you that sleep is NOT overrated. So will an experienced one 🙂
  • Baby’s will always have a bm After you just changed their diaper.
  • The toy you only have One of is the one fought over.
  • Moms always forget to send diapers the day they are late for work.
  • Someone always needs to potty when I just closed the bathroom door.
  • Songs are always sang perfectly by the children when it’s just me listening.
  • Ketchup should be a vegetable
  • The phone always rings just when you spent 30 minutes rocking that baby to sleep.
  • A child will Always have another one walk in front of the slide just as they are going down it.
  • The cardboard box is always more fun than the gift.
  • Children always get fevers when parents have no sick days left at work.
  • Children will try to climb furniture the one time you leave the room.
  • Baby’s will always get hungry in the middle of the check out line.
  • The camera battery will die just when the baby smiles for you.
  • If your child is well, do everything humanly possible to avoid a Doctor’s office. They Will leave with a ‘something or other’ that they didn’t have before they got there. You don’t need those Parting Gifts.

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