When I Walk Past Here

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The below announcements can be heard on radios here in the Mid West.

3/16/17

Good morning. A weaker Dollar has boosted commodity prices in general and grains/soybeans in particular during the overnight hours. The weaker Dollar has been a “buy the rumor/sell the fact” type of reaction to the Fed’s decision yesterday afternoon to raise short term interest rates by ¼ %. Weather focus is beginning to shift from the southern hemisphere to U.S. forecasts. Dry conditions across much of the winter wheat belt will persist into early April while a wetter pattern is forecast to set up across the Midwest over the next two weeks . The northern Midwest will turn colder than normal during this period. The deep south will be dry enough the next two weeks to allow timely corn planting there. Export sales for the week ended March 9 were as follows (million bu.):

2016/17                                                   2017/18

Corn 49.4 8.6
Soybeans 17.3 8.3
Wheat 9.7 2.7

 

While walking past this elevator on the Katy Trail, occasionally my thoughts turn to this.

 

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Tree lined March 4, 2017

I shared this sneek-peek recently. Now for some closer looks.

Pointing out some ‘door’ detail.

Close and closer looks at the lighted door at the bottom. We are only seeing one side here as it was getting late and we needed to head home. The Katy Trail Park closes at sunset.

I hope you enjoyed our evening stroll.

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Uncelebrated/Thursday Doors

The often uncelebrated,underappreciated and unnoticed are in my spotlight this Thursday Doors post.

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US Post Office in Sedalia, Missouri March 2017

One evening recently, while standing in line, a young woman insisted she be given a package (of meds) without the appropriate signature. Those of us standing by were suddenly privy to a very tense moment between the post office personel and this woman. It didn’t end with a positive note as the young woman stormed out with some choice words. But the employees of this particular office were very professional and stood their ground. Pat on the back to you! My question is this:

Why cause such a brouhaha? There wasn’t time to bring a signature back since they closed in 5 minutes?

Now it’s confession time. I’ve been that upset before and it was not  A-Door-able. Hopefully I’ve gained at least some wisdom with age.

At this time I’d like to extend my sincerest apologies to any of my victims.

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.”  For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

The Dinner Car/ Thursday Doors

 

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A birthday party on Sunday is the occasion. The look on my daughter’s face is that ‘get this over with’ look from yet another “Door” photo moment. I believe it was a “do you really need to do that here?” that you’re seeing in her eyes. And yes I needed to right? For this…..

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Sedalia’s very own Kehde’s Barbeque with an authentic dining car experience.

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This is not inside the dining car but in the original part of the restaurant. It is chock-full of photos and memorabilia railroad and “Sedalia” related. A definite must-see if you are ever in town.

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However, my daughter and I did not eat here, which is why I failed to photograph the dining car. If they offered a gluten-free option without a fear of cross-contamination for Rachel, we would have gladly eaten, and brought the other half of the family as well. But we kindly conveyed our well wishes to the birthday girl with a smile, a little gift/card…..

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And made our Ghettoway.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.”  For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

Blink-and-it’s-gone/Thursday Doors

Rural Missouri is defintely close to my heart and makes me homesick every single time I stop and reflect in places like this.

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Just a rural ‘blocked’ door photo from Bahner, Missouri. The old Dodge “Door” is in full view though.

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Missouri has many of these “Blink-and-it’s-gone” communities. Pettis County, my residence, is no exception. I grew up less than a mile from one. (future doorscursion) They remain for the most part unchanged except for the weathering of the wood and metal adornments.

From Wikipedia:

“Bahner is an unincorporated community in Pettis County, Missouri, United States. It is located at 38°34′10″N 93°7′43″W(38.5694640, -93.1285358), and its altitude is 886 feet (270 m).[2]

A post office called Bahner was established in 1882, and remained in operation until 1907.[3] Edward Bahner, an early postmaster, most likely gave the community his name.[4]

“Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.” For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

Remember Me/Thursday Doors

The ‘door’ this week is a little unusual in that we couldn’t get a good photo of the door for a mixture of reasons.

  1. Bad angle.
  2. The entrance to doors was cordoned off.
  3. Directly above the doors you see was a huge restaurant window with people starring at my husband. I’m sure they were wondering what shenanigans we were up to. So we snapped the pic and casually backed away like good citizens. I’m convinced that one day, we door photographers will be infamous and revered. Til then……

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But there’s more this week. We had a little history lesson on the street corner next to this set of doors.

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There was this marker honoring a distinquished citizen, Leo A. Beuerman

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You can see how small he is as he sits next to this tractor.

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The plaque reads,
“Remember Me -I’m that little man gone blind. I used to sell pencils on the street corner.”

“Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.” For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post

On the Safe Side/Thursday Doors

Sunday I figured the only door pics I’d end up with were these from a laundromat.
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But as fate would have it, I had a little luck.

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Now remember, banks are closed on Sundays in most places. But I was lucky to find this one …….

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Inside this bank-turned-restaurant appropriately named “Merchants”.

 

Cell phones can’t quite capture the whole door and window together with the space we had available so you’ll have to ‘picture’ it all in one.

Located in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas, if you’re ever in this part of the Midwest, Merchants is a real treat both in appearance and taste. Food pics some other time.

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On Display/Thursday Doors

Because most of us gals like to window shop, I’m sharing some Display Doors this week……

with stuff to gaze at.

Close to my heart are the quilts and afghans shown here from The Missouri State Fair of 2016.

I’m seriously contemplating whether one of my ‘made’ items is worthy for the 2017 fair. But it’s strictly a secret at this time as to what I’d like to enter. I’ll keep you posted naturally.

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This door opened up some fond memories of my own. I had a hat just like this one and I absolutely loved it! I can remember my chagrin at my mother when it went away.  Honestly it probably suffered a terrible demise when our home was blown to smithereens in a tornado. Gotta love the Midwest weather. The fact that it’s Groundhog Day has us thinking about that Spring forecast.

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Just some light reading on the display and the exhibitor who contributed it.

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AThrowback/Thursday Doors

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Digging up some old photos this week for Thursday Doors. Circa 2011. The above directions come from RoadsideAmerica.com and has a good read about a debate on where Daniel Boone’s actual remains are buried.

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We had spent a Sunday looking at campsites in eastern Missouri and were on our way home when we stopped here at Daniel Boone’s home.

I think I just wanna camp here 😉

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This was pre-Thursday Doors and so the full door view is not available. Maybe a drive back is in my future (& possibly an actual tour).

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It’s a pretty good jaunt up the hill to see the property. Dodging oncoming vehicles is a strong possibility depending on the time you arrive. I think you can tell that my youngest is going at a pretty good click in those flip flops just by her pose.

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I did ask permission from one daughter before posting this one.

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And a cropped version for your reading pleasure.

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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.

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Crossroad /Thursday Doors

Back to Windsor, Missouri this Thursday. Known as the Crossroad where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect. Protocol took over as I did a Drive-by ‘shoot’ with cell phone camera.

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Ceremoniously decorated for the upcoming Christmas season in this early December version of the First Christian Church’s doors. I haven’t been inside, but maybe I’ll check it out on another day….

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I love the little side doors to churches. They often have such subtle details. Those side doors come in handy when I want to avoid all the social stuff. Slipping in unnoticed is my style. Or at least I try.

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And without doubt I am loving the home in the background. That door and porch with the balcony look like a good spot to sip some lemonade come summer.

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