Have you ever driven past a house a hundred times and then one day, a certain little detail stands out? Maybe it is a lawn ornament, something they have on their porch, or an architectural detail of the house.
There is a house that I often pass, usually on my way to take the girls to their pediatrician, that I always take a peek at and admire. It looks like a cross between a Cape Cod house on steroids and a Victorian. Having a hard time picturing it? It is a lovely house.
Stationary deer graze on the side of the property and I recently noticed that they have what appears to be a basketball court on the other side of the property tucked up against the house. How did I never notice that before?
It may be because my eyes are always drawn to their porch. I am a sucker for large porches especially wraparound porches. In this case, it is the suit of armor next to their doorway that always draws my eye.
Yes, you read that right. And we are not talking about a small suit of armor. It stands erect next to the doorway and appears to be as tall as the doorway. At least I think it is. I make a point to never slow down as I drive past. I don't want to appear to be a stalker or anything.
Have you ever heard Paul Harvey and his "The Rest of the Story"? I always have an urge as I drive by to stop the car, knock on their door, and ask about the knight guarding their doorway. Would I ever have the guts to appease my curiosity? No, but granted that doesn't stop me from asking neighbors and friends about that particular house.
I couldn't resist. I went out into the internet and checked to see how much it would cost to get our very own suit of armor. It appears that a 7 foot suit of armor sells for about $388 on ebay. And now you know, you know, in case you to would like your very own knight in shining armor to guard your doorway.