Hello Blog friends – it feels so good to put up a Priorhouse door post.
Please join me as we explore a few doors from a small country town in Virginia (about 70 minutes outside of Richmond).
Another old country door. Look at the little curtain on the top window. That curtain is what caught my eye. Was this the trend at some point? The door has three windows, let’s go ahead and hang a valance and only cover the top window? (And I guess the valance came out in the Renaissance Era to cover hardware – and they are still being hung today.)
In this next photo, Not sure if you can see the laundry to the right-
– but to the far back right we have laundry hanging out on a clothesline. I once read an article about a lady who hung our her clothes just to have them smell like fresh air. She had a high-tech dryer and all the gadgets – but decided to hang a small line (for the season) and she took the time to hang her laundry items with clothespins. It did not convince me to do the same (thank God for dryers) but the passion in her writing was fresh and alive. I could feel her smile as she wrote about pulling down the dried items and bringing them to her nose to sniff. This also had the perk of being “green” – and it was just a nice thought to think of someone so excited about hanging laundry.
Here is a closer view of the laundry hanging out. Looks like the homeowner has the same t-shirt in a few different colors – and on spunky says he might wear that neon yellow one. Just kidding – but when I noticed the laundry in the photo – I also realized how much privacy today’s indoors machines provide.
We totally take laundry rooms for granted, and so right now I am very glad that I do not have to hang out all of my sheets, shorts, shirts, undergarments, etc. for neighbors to see – sure is nice to have privacy.
Seriously, I know there are different levels of wealth in the world – but to have a private area for doing laundry – sheeeeeet….. very grateful.
Get it – the play on words for sheet and shit –
which was inspired by this character from The Wire – where he says sheeeeeeeeit:
And speaking of privacy – did you notice all of the privacy updates this past week?
Well for those who do not know, on May 25th, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect after four years of development.
The GDPR is the latest European system of regulations aimed at “creating a unified approach to data protection across the EU.”
I guess the LA Times and a few other sites were blacked out for a while (in the EU) for non-compliance of these new privacy updates.
These privacy updates seem like a good thing and I hope the US does something similar too.
This tweet sums up how some people felt inundated with privacy updates in a matter of a few days:
In closing, this little sign had a nice country feel – “Kind people are my kinda people” –
I agree with that – from city folk to country bumpkins – kindness offers universal freshness.
That is all for my door post.
Hope you have a great Thursday and if you want to see more doors – or share some doors of your own – check out Norm’s blog here.