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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Opening Doors Day Three

I went by the house I grew up in this past spring and took some pictures. I cropped the door out for the opening doors challenge. My parents moved into that house shortly before I was born in 1957 and my mom was there until the end of her life in 1990, and my Dad stayed until near the end of his life in 1998. The door appears to be the same one that was there when my Dad sold the house in 1997 although the greenery he started around the door has become much more established, and the current owners have done a lot of landscaping. The shot above isn't officially part of opening doors challenge since I didn't take the shot, but I couldn't resist throwing it in. That's my brother and I standing in front of the screen door which was there prior to central air conditioning, after central A.C. the glass door took its place on the outside of the wooden door.
While I'm opening doors on memory lane I thought I'd show you some shots I took of one of the doors on the church I went to when I was growing up, and where I also took my daughter to when she was growing up. The shot above is of one of the side doors into Christ Episcopal Church in dowtown Raleigh, NC (U.S.). My Dad was the Rector there for over 35 years so lots of memories behind those doors. I guess you could say the arches above which lead into the courtyard of the Church are sort of the open doors of the church. To your left there is a door into the bell tower.

To join the opening doors challenge or find other open doors, please visit Heaven in Belgium.

17 comments:

Gattina said...

How nice being able to go back and see the door again which you went through as a child !

Evelyn said...

I loved your trip down memory lane! The house door is lovely and inviting. What fun you must have had visiting old familiar places.

ellen b said...

Carver, How fabulous. I love your front door and the black and white is priceless! What a beautiful church, too.

Dragonstar said...

How lovely to see that door still so well cared for!

And I really love those arches.

Melli said...

WOW! Those are some great doors! See? I wish I had time to get down to the house where I was born this week... I just don't. I think it's a fun idea for this challenge though! That greenery around your door is something else!!! Gorgeous! And that church is gorgeous too. You and your brother were cuties!

Dr.John said...

Really enjoyed the trip back through the doors.

Carletta said...

How lovely you have the photo of the front door where you grew up - such a keepsake.
I love the stone in the church doorways. Well framed photo.
Lovely post.


I can't see Mr. Linky on Jientje's but I did post doors if you get a chance please stop by.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww i so enjoyed your childhood photos. i only have one or two of me so i can appreciate and recall from seeing others

Jientje said...

1957?
Great year, wasn't it?
I was born in 1957 too!
You made a wonderful trip down memory lane, you were the big sister I presume?

Yolanda said...

I love these old building and their history.

juliana said...

i absolutely love the picture of you and your brother. thank you for adding it to the batch of outstanding doors.

Christine said...

The vines around the door are beautiful. It is all beautiful.

Lawstude said...

got here via a link from a friend's blog and i can't help but comment on the interesting posts you made here and i will definitely come back to read more. take care and GOD bless. :)

by the way, great photos fit for the theme. great job.

the donG said...

it's really nice to reminisce times like this.

mousey said...

hi carver, its been a long time that i didnt visit your blog.

thanks for your birthday greetings!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting and commenting. Jjente I think that's cool we were both born in the same year.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Very beautiful memories, ellen. I think the photo of you and your brother counts. You didn't take it but you are in it, and I think that counts... it did in Bridging The Gap anyway, haha. A very beautiful home and church.