Most of my special childhood memories stem from my grandmother, and one of my favorite things about her house was the screen door. Much of the charm was perhaps hidden in the fact that she never seemed to mind it slamming behind us. And, now that I think about it, I think she enjoyed the energy of us running in and out of the house....I do too.
I still love the sound of a screen door closing, it makes me feel like a child and reminds me of being with her.
We have always installed screen doors on every house we've had, and always will. I'd been keeping my eye open for an old one for 5th Place when I spotted one at Lowe's for $88. Even though it's new, it has a nice vintage look to it. And, I must confess that I've purposely let it slam several times just to listen to it. :~) Isn't it strange how sounds can transport us back in time? I love that.
Doesn't the door add charm to the front porch? Now if I could just decide what color to paint the house?... Any suggestions?