My Cardboard Box

Stained Glass

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As I commented over at Dipso Chronicles, I reside in a house built by a man whose wife was four feet tall. He towered over her by three inches. It’s a nice, well-built place. The countertops come up to mid-thigh. Kitchen cabinets are sternum-high. The door knobs are lower than usual. It’s a good thing I have long arms. I had to crouch to take a shower until the extended shower head showed up. The chandelier was conveniently placed at an in-your-face face-height. I keep expecting the Lollipop Kids to show up and ask for the keys.

But it is a nice house. Two garages, central air and heating, an evaporative (swamp) cooler, wood burning stoves, a bay window, a  Southern California version of a Florida room, and lots of pantry and storage space (you Southwesterners can guess which religion they were).  She had plenty of room for gardens, and he built a greenhouse for her off the second garage. Obviously he loved her very, very much.

Then there is this:

It’s the front door to the house. I never had a chance to ask the previous owner about it; he came by the house on a day when I was driving across Texas and She Who Must Be Obeyed was in no mood to chat. Unfortunately his wife, and then he, passed away a few months later.

The house I grew up in was built in the early nineteen-hundreds and it too was a nice place. There was a stained glass window in the stairway, along with an exquisitely carved bannister and window moldings,  and maple hardwood floors throughout. The original owner (who owned a livery company – we still had the huge barn and stable complex out back) had it built for his  daughter. Apparently he too loved her very, very much.

The new casa in Hell With Saguaros is nice, in a premium-built-by-a-developer way.  But it needs… things.

I have to figure a way to take this door with me.


Written by PappyBro

June 3, 2012 at 10:04

Posted in Musings, The Mojave

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  1. beautiful window would like to have it in my home


    June 3, 2012 at 10:41

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