Sunday, August 30, 2009
new rocking chair with a history
I went to Goodwill today on my way home from my walk, because I needed a couple of dishes to replace ones I'd broken. I checked out the furniture section, hoping there might be a rocking chair... and there was. This weathered beauty was on sale for $15.
When I got it home and was wiping off years of accumulated dust and grime, I noticed some writing on the underside of the seat.
The metal tags below the writing identify the chair as the former property of St. Joseph's Hospital, which has a renowned obstetrical department. Now I can't stop wondering how many mothers and nurses have sat in this chair rocking babies over the years.
(And BTW, Laure - this is a Laurie-sized rocking chair, with a seat very low to the ground...)