It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Newfie!

While driving around, by and by,
We spotted some doors 8 feet high.
Not sure what’s the reason —
Are stairs out of season?
Or maybe these Newfies can fly!

This limerick illustrates one of my favorite travel mysteries. Why do people in Newfoundland have front doors many feet in the air? I asked a number of local residents, and they just scratched their heads. Then one fellow, who was particularly fast on his feet, said with a grin, “We call those ‘Mother-in-law doors’.”

Newfoundland house with door and no stairs
Newfoundland house with door and no stairs
Newfoundland house with door and no stairs
Newfoundland house with door and no stairs

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