A Gem on Route 66 /ThursdayDoors

Thursday Doors

When at the Missouri History Museum we were tempted with the display of an ice cream shop on Route 66 that is still open after 80 years. Introducing Ted Drewes.

But first, probably the only door I could find worth a hoot for this post…….

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A reminder of something that has disappeared within the last 80 years. Related are: Where will Superman do his quick change, How to make collect calls, Answering a random phone booth ringing and Using actual money to make a phone call, all a part of history.

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Back to Ted Drewe’s –a first view. Here’s a little hint. If you see nuns eating at an establishment, it’s gonna be O.K.

Who is Ted Drewe’s? Ted Drewes Sr., was a St. Louis attraction, winning the Muny Tennis Championships each year from 1925 to 1936. Feel free to read more here.

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A ‘door’ for posterity’s sake.

Boasting 12 serving windows, Ted Drewes motto is “Our Business is Service”.

The website tells that it is hardly recognizable during the Christmas season as they sell trees and the lot is loaded with them. They’ve been doing that for over 50 years. One thing you can say about this place is that they are certainly good at longevity and have obviously found their niche in St. Louis.

A line in the summer sun makes the treat even more delish.

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The daughters approve! Our ‘adoptee’ daughter was a great tour guide to go along with the GPS and we thank you Miss Meaghan for your outstanding hospitality! Til next time….

Other Doors posts seen here at Norm 2.0. Enjoy!

The Birds Were Singing/Crisis

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July 27, 2016Were is the key word this morning.

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In strolled Scooter. Notice her urban camouflage. Do birds see in color or just black and white?

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Away flew the birds. And I mean it becomes quite still once she’s been spotted.

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Bird crisis averted at this time. There have been quite a few feather clumps found around the garden lately though. I promise we feed this cat twice a day.

 

 

Elusive Orange Organism

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Gardening sometimes lends surprises, even to veteran gardeners. We  rotate, fertilize, weed, use organic bug and fungus deterrents. We weed, water appropriately, watch for evidence of wildlife invasions and pray for a good year.

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Here we have a dainty lil pumpkin plant that is currently yielding maybe 2 pumpkins, not visible in this photo at the current time. It’s only July though, right?

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In contrast, this is our composting area. There is a corral under there and our extra fence, posts, planters and what-have-you. This is another pumpkin plant and was a volunteer. The mother-in-law tossed her old pumpkin there last fall and now we have this spralled-out monster with 16-inch leaves and what appears to be only flowers.

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And they really are beautiful flowers.

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But if you dig around, there are basketball-sized pumpkins in this great abyss. Gonna get my goat-roper boots out and pull some of these elusive beauties this evening. Can’t wait!!!

Still Waiting/WPC

Cherry On Top

We have waited patiently. Watering. Watching. Hanging Around.

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This shot was on Thursday morning.

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There will be such excitement come Monday morning 🙂 The children’s flowers have finally bloomed!

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But the Behemoth awaits. It is well over 11 feet tall today. No bloom. Praying it doesn’t reach the power lines and get zapped! 😬

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Redneck Yard Art

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Duct tape fixes everything he says.

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Notice the seat fixed with sun-faded designer duct tape.

But the plastic finally gave out. Poor Ben, age 4 says, “Steph, I accidentally broke your bike.” I look at him and let him know it was not his fault. This went way past duct tape.

Frail from seasons of winter, summer, spring and fall.

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Say Hello To My Lil’ Friend

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I really like Al Pacino. And his line is forever etched in my mind from Scarface. That’s the only Scarface quote you’ll hear from me,though, as this is a family friendly blog 😉

My own ‘Lil Friend’ is this Bernina Foot that made my life so much smoother today. (and the items I was sewing on.)

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I have been making these fabric baskets

 

and why I didn’t start using it sooner is beyond me. I mean it was right behind the sewing machine. “The Eyes, Chico, They Never Lie”. Ok, so you get another quote. Happy Sunday!!

Surprise

Look Up

I’d like to look up a friend but they are hours away. And probably working right now.

I took time to look up a commentary on a verse I read.

And I’ll most likely look up a good recipe this weekend.

But last night, we stepped out and stood looking up at this humongous sunflower in my garden.

sunflower I didn’t plant it here intentionally. It came in the vegie pack next to a green pepper. Apparently, it went unnoticed as I plopped it into the ground. As the rains came and it became obvious it was not a green pepper plant, it also became clear it was too late to tranplant it and risk the health of either plant.

So there you have it. My ‘beanstalk’ as the kids refer to it. Jack may show up soon 🙂

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