Italian Villa-Style/ Thursday Doors

Returning this week to Thursday Doors with a share from Lawrence, Kansas. This is the historical home of Samuel A. Riggs. Built in Italian Villa style popular in the East during the time. It shares company with a very small number that survived the raid of Quantrill and his raiders in 1863. It was under construction at the time and had not been occupied. The brick walls stood the test of the fire and the owner repaired it and was able to move into it a year later in 1864. It was their residence for the next 50 years. Moving to Michigan in later years, they still retained ownership until 1931.  In its history it was also a hospital during WWI and has only been sold once, still owned by the widow of KU Professor, Austin Turney. For more interesting reading on the history of this beautiful home, check out kshs.org. So much to tell. If only these doors could talk!

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The next time we drive by here, I’ll hopefully get a good picture of the view down the road this home is on. There is a perfect view of Frazier Hall on the KU campus and it really appears very striking in the distance. Traffic just was not letting this happen on this particular day unfortunately.

“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy forefathers have set.”

— Proverbs 22:28

Baby Bunting/#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.

“True unconditional love is sacrifical-it is not easily offended, self-focused, or afraid of rejection. It seeks only the good of the other person.”                                                                    Dr. Charles Stanley -Senior Pastor First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia (#2 on my bucket list of people to meet)

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Truly this above picture doesn’t do much justice to a completed block. But the plus of this block is that the pattern makes 2!

The baby bunting block symbolizes being wrapped up and swaddled. I chose this one to represent the dozens of infants I’ve cared for in the last 23 years as a childcare provider; not to mention the extra years as a mother and aunt. I’ve been so blessed to care for so many infants over the years and I consider this a true gift from above.

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“Every Good and Perfect Gift is From Above” James 1:17

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