St. John’s Church Road #ThursdayDoors

So I had to go to Lanesville the other day to do some bidniss on my mother’s estate, specifically to the Thrivent office. In case you don’t want to follow the link, Thrivent is a money management and investment service specifically for Lutherans, of which my mother was one. She was ELCA, not Missouri Synod, so that’s what the Lutheran link leads to.

ANYWAY, the man I was meeting is, in his words, semi-retired, so we met by appointment. In tribute to my mother, I left early enough to get there in time in case I got lost, and got there early, so I went on a brief doorscursion.

I found this gorgeous little porch.

Here’s the front door of the office.

I don’t know the Kennards who have the insurance company, but they’re either smart in trying to put insurance into people’s minds, or unwise in setting themselves up for payouts, because this is the wooden construction you glimpse to the left of the picture.

To the right of the office I was waiting for is the building that used to be an awesome little hardware store, Zabel’s. Now, it’s a General Store. I would have loved to go in, but it was closed for a family reunion, which also made me happy.

My imaginary Rock Band name is now Sad Banana

Not sure why this photograph appealed to me, but I snapped it.

Oh …. Wait a minute …. Let’s zoom in …. Ah, yes!

Then I spotted this little darling, with a stack of wood next to it.

I love Lanesville. I hope to bring more pictures from there, sometime. It’s full of interesting bits, bobs, and buildings.

Thursday Doors is also full of interesting bits, bobs, and buildings. It’s the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write a story about a family reunion.



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 “St. John’s Church Road #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan antion

    June 27, 2019 at 7:22am

    It is good to see a business closed for a family reunion. I hope you go back at some point and bring us inside.

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      Marian Allen

      June 27, 2019 at 8:03am

      I think I pretty much have to. There are also some super Storybook Style houses along the main strip that I want to share.

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  2. Joey

    June 27, 2019 at 12:00pm

    I have not heard of Lanesville and don’t know which part of Indytucky it’s in. I may Google. It looks like a charming place, interesting doors add to that of course.

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  3. Norm 2.0

    June 27, 2019 at 8:28pm

    I’m with you, a business closed for a family reunion is a good thing; that’s the kinda people I want to do business with…when they get back of course πŸ˜‰
    A wonderful and varied collection of doors this week: bravo.
    And I’m gonna guess that the visual cacophony of all those electric wires offset by one simple red stop sign is what drew you to take that shot. Whatever the reason, I’m glad you did.

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  4. Joanne Sisco

    June 28, 2019 at 6:38am

    I like a town full of bits, bobs, and buildings. There is always something interesting to catch the eye … if we take the time to look ?

    I’m a porch fan and I like to see when one is being used to its potential ?

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      Marian Allen

      July 1, 2019 at 7:43am

      Ah, grasshopper, a true dooriseur finds beauty in all portals. πŸ˜€

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