A Surprise in Yellow


I was looking for something else.  Wading deep into the photo archives, I had my mind set on another photo.  One I recalled, but remained elusive.  Then, I came across this beauty.  

Yellow paint, slightly faded, with a wonderful, rusty roof.  A deep front porch, perfect for sitting.  Or do they call it, "porching", these days?  

Then my mind began to wander as to why there are two front doors on this house.  Not deep enough to be a double shotgun style home, perhaps it held two families.  My grandparents had a house that resembled this, complete with those two front doors and metal roof. 

I loved to sleep on the couch on a rainy night and listen to the rain hit the roof.    



It's the little things that create the best memories.  



Comments

  1. I love old buildings and all the memories they hold. This one is no exception. Loved hearing about how this one stirred your memories of your grandparents. <3

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  2. I love that a simple photo can bring back such wonderful memories. Have a lovely day!

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  3. I've never seen an old house like that. Must pre-date the duplex.

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  4. Morning Michell, love this sweet house and the yellow is adorable painted on it .Blessings Francine

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  5. My grandparents had a house with two doors also. Great memories of that house.

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  6. So true, so true.
    Love that paint job.
    Lots of love (and some chocolate.)
    😘

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  7. What a sweet little house and that it reminded you of your own grandparents' home. I have seen many with two doors, as this one has, but have never heard why the two door. I notice that the roof on this one looks like there might, at one time, have been a chimney in the center. And I think it would be cold without a foundation around the perimeter of the house. The house in Versailles that my daughter and son-in-law bought doesn't have a foundation, either. It seems common in older country homes. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones.

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  8. I like it a lot! Rain on the roof is a wonderful sound!

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  9. Neat old house and interesting with the two front doors.
    I too love to hear the rain on the roof.

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  10. Oh yes indeed Michelle . . .
    It is "the little things" that create the best memories . . .
    Wonder, wonder . . . why the two front doors . . ,

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  11. Michelle, The only thought I have for the two doors is that was possibly used to move the wood cookstove into and out of the kitchen for summer. It would get quite warm in the summer time, and often they would move the cookstove outside for the season. No other thoughts come to me. My son is from Ashland, KY, but is now stationed in Norfolk, VA, and lives in Portsmouth. So I have been to KY a few times to visit him. His mom, my ex wife moved there with him when he was 9. I can understand your passion with the state. I don't know if I love KY or West VA more. They are both beautiful and the people are both absolutely fantastic. I am a Michigander for life. Northerners are not nice as a rule, I am sad to say, although there are some of us who try to be. I love your blog, and have been here several times. Keep up with it, you have many fans.

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    1. I read your comment late last night and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your kind words. It's that kind of thing that keeps me going in life.

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  12. Oh, this is a beauty. I do not know the answer to the two doors being like that. Two houses were like that down home, and I always wondered about it. They both had third door...

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  13. What a great find - and it brought back fond memories!

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  14. Love those sweet little double door houses. what a wonderful memory from your childhood. xo Laura

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  15. Where was your grandparent's house? Have you gotten a photo of it? My grandparents had a similar little farmhouse in Oklahoma and I have good memories of it, too. I did a painting of their little old house using octopus ink. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Valentine's Day!!! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤

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    1. Teresa, my grandparents lived not too far from my current home. I don't have a photo of their house, but wish I did. Their house was a bit smaller than this one.

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  16. this might just be perfect - yep, it has everything it needs!!!

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  17. That is a great shot! What a neat old house. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Hello, what a cute house. I have seen similar double door houses in my travels. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  19. I see we were thinking along the same lines Michelle, 'its the little things'. The sound of rain on a hot tin roof is without doubt one of those pleasures! I'm glad you came across and shared this super image .

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  20. I absolutely love that little house. It truly is the "little things" in life that add up to so so so much.
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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  21. In America you have something we don't have here in Norway (or in Europe) deep outdoors veranda under a roof. Sitting under a roof outside and listening to the rain is heaven. I'V seen it from a lot of films. Anne

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  22. So sweet! And love that plow on the porch! What a homey scene.

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  23. When we lived in VA we would often sit outdoors on the covered front porch during a rainstorm as long as the wind wasn't bklowing and getting us wet. Also, we tended to avoid being outdoors if there was any lightning around. Other than those restirctions, we really enjoyed "porching" it.

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  24. This is so charming! One of my Mom's favorite memories was sleeping over at her Grandmother's farmhouse in Vermont and listening to the rain on the tin roof. Such a wonderful memory to have. xx K

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  25. It is an awfully small house for two families. The mystery continues.

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  26. I saw similar houses in the south, but maybe a bit smaller. I believe they were two houses together and often used by workers on a farm or ranch as living quarters. Denver also has many similar "workmen cottages" but they are made of brick and are now apartments. Back in the day men would come into Denver from mountain towns to work for the week and they would stay in the little attached cottages.

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  27. Linda a imagem.
    Prazer em conhecer seu blog.
    janicce.

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