Thursday Doors – South Saint Paul

Context first: Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share¬†their favorite door photos from around the world. Visit Norm 2.0 for more doors and details. When you get to Norm’s site….USE THE BLUE FROG, LUKE!!!

Disclaimer: The following 3 photographs might be slightly disturbing for the meek, the easily intimidated, or the normally adjusted… so proceed at your own risk.

Who: Two young US Army vets and their new and growing family.

What: The little house they were renting in a new, growing, working class subdivision.

When: It was winter of 1958. In December. Sometime before Christmas.

Where: South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Exhibit #1: First photo showing the front of house, and how basic it was. This is your Two-fer shot… front door and side door all in one view!!


Exhibit #2: Second photo showing the back of the house, and how stark the little subdivision was.


Exhibit #3: Third photo is a close up of the front door and, clockwise from the lower left, Lobo (German Shepherd pup), Nancee (ret. Sgt WAC), Nickie (oldest human pup), Kevie (future Old Guy Walking and second oldest human pup).


Summary: The fanciest part of the whole house is/was the metal scroll-work holding the number plate… and I STILL have mittens on a string that goes from one to the other!