1037. The Door

Kitchen door
height marks...Grandma
moves out.


Masago said...

1037. The Door

Kitchen door
height marks...Grandma
moves out.

Link with 1036: Measuring progress.

[When we'd visit our Grandma she'd often get us to stand against the back of the kitchen door where she would mark off our height and write the date. With eleven grand children there were many marks on door when she eventually moved out to a senior citizen's home.]

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

We did the same at home when I was young. I still live here, but the door was changed before I moved back. I mark My kids on it now, but I wish I had the old one, too.

Pamela said...

with a book on the head?

floots said...

a delightfully melancholy piece
lots of smiles and yesterdays wrapped in a few words
thank you

John McDonald said...

lovely vaughn

Pat Paulk said...

My mother used to do that. I wonder if they mark the doors in senior centers marking the path back down...

polona said...

ah, memories...my grandma used to do that, too
but she's long dead now...

Masago said...

Andrew: I too wish we had that old door, even a photo of it would be great now.

Pamela: I don't remember a book but I seem to recall being told to stand straight and the pencil was held perpendicular to make the mark.

Floots: Thank you.

John: Thanks.

Pat: That's a good question. :-)

Polona: Isn't it the little things that help us remember the big things about a departed loved one?

Borut said...

This grandma measuring method must be universal, I suppose it's because of the doors, their general availablity at all times and places!?:)

Masago said...

Borut: Yes, perhaps. It would be interesting to see how far (how many generations) this "tradition" goes back.