Sep 29-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: September: Sep 29-07
Grandma Doors    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daryl Laitila
Grandma Gladys Sarazin    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daryl Laitila
Sauna Grandma    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daryl Laitila
Screen Door Grandma    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daryl Laitila


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 08:11 am:

Grandma Doors line the streets of Hancock, in tribute to Grandmothers both young and old. Project creator Mary Wright says this art display works on a number of levels. First, for the history of each individual, second, for the family ties, third, for the community ties and fourth, for the creative expression of the artists. Daryl Laitila recently walked along the main street, snapping pictures of several of the artistically decorated doors as she went. You can see the creativity flowing in these specimens with the first one seeming to be a collage of Grandmother's faces, then the next one of Grandma Gladys Sarazin (from Bootjack), with the painted body and photographed head, to a painted rendition of Grandma getting the sauna ready and even one of Grandma looking out the screen door to see who's coming up the drive. If you're in the area, it's worth a trip to Hancock, then a stroll along the main street enjoying the doors and the information they contain.

Late breaking news: Daryl just informed me that there will be a Grandma Door walk in Hancock on Friday, October 5th, when there will be an ancestor by each door to talk about their Grandma, the door and the artwork! How fun that will be!! :->

You can see the rest of the Grandma Doors here.There will be more information on the site later. The Hancock Grandma Door Walk will be from 6-8 pm Friday, Oct. 5.


By John W (Jwahtola) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 08:21 am:

This was so nice when we were in Hancock in mid July. I so enjoyed the many doors.


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 08:23 am:

My favorite is the screen door. What will Mary Wright think of next? How many doors are there? Are all the ones that were in Marquette (which I didn't see) now in Hancock and did Mary Wright do all of them?


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 08:23 am:

Nice picture of Gladys. I've heard of this place but haven't been there. Yet another place to visit.

This isn't Mr. Deb. LOL


By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 08:37 am:

these are great! This expectant grandma wishes she could see them all.


By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 08:51 am:

I too would like to know a little more about the doors. I seen them in Marquette and thought what a wonderful idea. Have they now become the traveling doors?? Is each artist responsible for getting her door to the site? I also recently seen one of these doors in L'Anse, MI at the Hilltop Restaurant. THEY ARE SO INTERESTING. What a great idea by Mary Wright.


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 10:14 am:

Congrats, Maija! I'm an expectant grandma again, for the 15th time! I saw a couple of Mary Wright's other displays, I think one was poles decorated by hundreds of individuals and also the welcoming chairs.


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 10:17 am:

I just googled Mary Wright + grandma doors and got this: http://www.miningjournal.net/stories/articles.asp?articleID=20256
So maybe the doors in Hancock were never in Marquette? I'm not sure.


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:24 am:

I saw those doors when I was in town, they were all lined up down the street so you couldn't miss them. I am lucky enough to still have both my Grandmas so my kids get to know them too.


By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:45 am:

Went to see a friend's art display at The Hancock Community Arts Center and saw the doors up and down both sides of the street! Very nice stroll for a beautiful weekend. Another nice weekend in store so far for us UP here!


By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 12:01 pm:

Great picture of Gladys...she's one special woman that I have the pleasure of knowing:)...makes me miss Bootjack in the fall!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 02:18 pm:

Congrats Marsha and maija. That's always exciting.

Isn't there someplace you can go to see all the doors? I thought they were sold some place where you could see all of them.


By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 02:27 pm:

Thanks Marsha and Deb S. and congrats all grandmas too. 15th Marsha--whoa! This is my first of a potential none!


By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 02:40 pm:

HAs anyone seen the display of grandma doors in Marquette? there are hundreds of them and they are awesome! Right down at Lower Harbor park.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 03:35 pm:

WOW maija! That's even all the more exciting then. Congrats again!


By Don VanVliet (Flashgordansape) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 07:41 pm:

My wife says these grandma doors are the scariest thing she's seen in years.


By Cindy Saterstad (Idahoyooper) on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 12:04 am:

The screen door Grandma is Bertha Markham, my Grandma. Door created by Joyce Bonen.


By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 09:47 am:

speaking of Gramma's...I am a grandmother again! Baby Claire June Shettler was born on September 28th 2007 to my daughter Chelsea and her husband Bradley. Their son, 11 month old Boone bug has a 9 #@ 6 oz 21½" baby sister! I am going to post her picture on the new additions page! Congratulations to the Shettlers/Vials and Houles! (she was born just two days before what would have been Great Gramma June's 89th birthday....rest in peace dear Mom, we miss you so much)


By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 10:00 am:

p.s. here is the new additions page, it took me a minute to find it. http://www.pasty.com/discus/messages/713/907.html?SundaySeptember3020070954am

Mary says: Congratulations Grandma Lori, Mom, Dad, Kyle and Boone! The link above is actually for the 2005 New Arrivals page, where you posted the New Addition, so I've gone ahead and posted it again on the 2007 New Arrival page for you, check it out here: Welcome Chelsea Vial-Shettler!


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