CoryDoors — The Door That Saved My Life #ThursdayDoors

This was the building of the First Baptist Church, where my grandparents went when they moved here. Then blah blah blah and the building became Cross of Calvary Baptist Church’s community outreach. Now it’s New Hope Wesleyan.

BUT MY POINT: the Saturday and Wednesday farmers markets take place in the parking lot. And the Southern Indiana Writers (including yours truly) sold books there one Saturday. I got there first, since I live closest and I have the books, and waited for T, who had the tent.

It was hot. It was VERY hot. The tent came, I was in the shade, I had water, but you know what? Beginning with this event, I’ve come to agree with T that I’m subject to heat exhaustion/stroke. Dizzy, nauseous, light-headed, hot but not sweating, check check check check.

So, first, here are the church doors. Because priorities.

And now the door that saved my life. Okay, it wasn’t the actual door itself. I mean, the door didn’t, like, call an ambulance or perform the Heimlich Maneuver. What happened was: I was stroking out, and one of the vendors called the Baptists and they let me go in through this life-saving door into the air conditioning. Hallerluyer.

Je t’adore, door.

So endeth the lesson for today.

Thursday Doors is the purview of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Please visit his website and see some wonderful pictures. Then click on the blue frog link and find links to posts about doors from all over the world. You’ll be glad you did.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has a close brush with death and is rescued.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “CoryDoors — The Door That Saved My Life #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    August 17, 2017 at 8:19am

    That’s a wonderful door. I’m glad it was open to you when you needed it.

    PS-shoot me an email when you get a chance.

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  2. joey

    August 17, 2017 at 10:33am

    Phew! It has been hot again lately, and I’m sorry it was too hot for you! So glad they had the air-conditioning for you. A fine door indeed.

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      Marian Allen

      August 18, 2017 at 8:04am

      Some church doors are ornate. Baptists tend to be more functional. The doors of the church I attend are also functional (Disciples of Christ). Norm Frampton finds some really elaborate church doors for Thursday Doors. Gorgeous! What kinds of doors do synagogues have? Does there tend to be a difference between doors of Reform, Orthodox, etc.?

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  3. Pete Laberge

    August 18, 2017 at 2:30am

    Glad you are safe. Freeze a big bottle mostly full of water. Keep it with you. It takes a while to melt. But can cool you off.

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  4. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    August 18, 2017 at 5:01pm

    It is terrifying when your body can’t get rid of heat! Glad there WAS AC on inside the building for you to go in to. I am finding I am more heat-intolerant than I was before – hope that doesn’t keep me from going on vacation to Cancun and Acapulco-type locations (with ocean and pool, and AC in the rooms and public areas), because that would be the beginning of the end.

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      Marian Allen

      August 18, 2017 at 6:07pm

      As long as you have places you can go to cool off if you get overheated, you should be okay. Just drink some kind of electrolyte water and keep your core temperature reasonable, have someplace to go when you first start to feel iffy, and you’re good! 🙂

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