Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Old Green Rocking Chair

Last week, when Jordan was on vacation, we wandered around the downtown Stearns area. We had lunch at the Stearns Restaurant, went to the gift shop/fudge shop Sweet Kreations and bought some goodies for the girls, then we made our way over tho the General Store. It had been almost two years since I had been in it and it turns out it had been turned into a vendor's mall. We looked around at the booths and past the outdated books, random vintage car parts was a furniture room packed to the gills with antique tables, couches chairs and other odds and ends. Including an arcade video game and a claw machine. There, nestled behind that couch that we all had growing up, you know, the brown one with the farm scene or whatever, was the most amazing worn rocking chair. We just had to get it, among other things. But this chair stood out. The way the paint was worn and you could see two different colors if paint as well as the natural wood peeking through.
I wonder about all the people who have sat in it.
All the stories that have been told.
The conversations, both good and bad, happy and sad, uplifting and disappointing that it has heard.
And I'm excited because it's getting ready to have a bunch more.

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