It seemed the management was constantly updating something, moving a wall, fixing a door, adding partitions, building desk systems, whatever, growing and expanding as the industry made its transition from hot metal to phototypeset to digital production.
Matt was one of the handy guys who was usually available to help with some of this perpetual change. He was knowledgable, retired, he was willing. . . and he had a huge shed on his hobby farm near Shakopee.
Many times when we were making modifications to one of the operations and ended up with stuff that wasn't needed, we had a choice: The dumpster or Matt's shed.
(Mungo is the name for the stuff that's too good to toss after a construction project. Keeping mungo is NOT the same as hoarding. Really. :) Hoarding is a mental disorder. You'd have to be crazy to throw THIS stuff away.)
|At one time, this knob opened the door to the|
Postmaster's Office in Jordan
|A decade of dust.|
Some of the stuff got reused, repurposed, recycled. But there are four doors of various sizes and styles that looked like they had taken up permanent residence in Matt's shed.
Jennifer is working on her fixer-upper in Dundas again and there may be some opportunities to put one or more of these vintage babies into service. Today Stan visited Matt's shed and took these pictures and some notes for planning and discussion purposes.
Who knows, you may see these old newspaper doors back at work again. Stay tuned.
(At left. This is a partition from
a Prior Lake conference room. At
right. This is a nice door. Have no idea where it came from though.)