Sunday, February 20, 2011

Five Wooden Stools

FIVE wooden stools?
 why not six? or 8?

And why is there any
 tenderness
towards an ol' wooden stool? 

it's probably just me
my kids wood (pun intended) say
"mom, U are just too sentimental over things"

YOU be the judge.....
am i crazeee for holding onto some
"dumb old wooden stools"
Or
do you see how a stool could take someone on a
sentimental journey?



When we lived in Oregon, we had the kitchen remodeled
I wanted to have a "quick" sit-down
just for the kids
and
a place for EACH one of them
so, it was that we had five children
hence, FIVE stools

it's as if these stools hold a
memory card full of pictures
I see lots of mornings where I'm cooking breakfast
and the kids are getting ready for school
I see days that they came home from school
and sat down to a slice of home baked bread
MANY
other memories pop into mind
when I take just a few minutes
to
reminisce

FIVE wooden stools
remind me of
wonderful memories of
FIVE young children
who are all grown-up now

I say to myself, as my eyes get a bit watery,
"getting rid of these stools would be like
throwing away a memory card full of pictures"

What do YOU think?


7 comments:

Millie said...

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Millie said...

Annie, I love the story of your 5 wooden stools. I bet the 5 wooden stools bring back good memories when the kiddos were little. I have 5 stools too and not 4 or 6.

rubyslipperz said...

Oh, Millie! you finally were able to get "in the door". Thanks for your kind comments!

hugZ,
annie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am very sentimental, keep them for the grandchids!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think you have a wonderful memory and should keep them. I have a small table and only 1 chair left (the others got a little abused by the boys) that were my childrens' memory spots. Now my grandson fills that spot.

jrsaumweber said...

My mom gave me the little rocker and table that I used when I was a child. Would your children each like their own stool to be used in their home now, perhaps with their own children. Write a special memory on the bottom in marker and pass on the memories:)