Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Grandma's screen door....


How many of you had a screen door on your house when you were little? I was blessed enough to spend much of my younger years living on the same property as my Grandparents. That's where I learned the joys of standing over the coal furnace vent to warm up in the morning before school, eating fresh chicken and goose eggs (yes goose eggs...mostly double yokes and the size of the "panty hose" eggs) and last, but certainly not least, the slamming of the screen door. Don't ask me what the door looked like...was it stained or painted...did the screen have snags or holes...I don't remember. But that sound!!! I absolutely love that sound! That was one of the selling points when we bought our house. The back door is a screen door...complete with hook and loop closure. Our house also has a horseshoe driveway and clothes shute...but that's a whole other love affair.

3 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a cool picture and awesome memories!! I think it's the onset of fall that makes us more meloncoly ... thanks for sharing this!!! P.S. I remember that sound all too well ... the door was painted white ... no holes in the screen (was carefully replaced a couple of times, lol).

Dr M said...

Excellent job!!!
Yep!! The sound. I used to run through the door and see how far I could make it through the room before the door slammed shut. I'm sure I was an annoying little kid....but Granny never yelled.
Also...I'm ashamed to admit...I remember the smell and the TASTE of the screen....yep...long time window licker here.
Thanks for the memory.
Dr M

earth heart said...

I absolutely love those old time screen doors. I remember them well.