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This post was inspired by Barbara’s entry to: “Tell me a True Story” blog party. You can read her story about her Dear Table - - by CLICKING HERE.
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My husband often helped John a friend of ours fix up old houses that he would purchase and then rent them out. At times there was furniture left in the houses and John always found good use for them.
One day instead of paying my husband - - our friend brought us a large dining room table with matching chairs. He had noticed that we were using a picnic table with benches in our dining room.
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Honestly I hated that table because it was big and old-fashioned.
Actually, it was a great table, and we could pull out the extensions and serve a crowd which we did many times.
One day we had a visit from two of our aunts and both were delighted in my table and Geneva said, “I will trade you my new maple set for this one.” Suddenly both Aunts were arguing over which one would get my table.
“Why would you want it?” I asked. They went on and on about its beauty and the shine of the cherry wood, and its elegance and how it would hold a large family banquet and how this table was a true find.
I took a new look at my antique table, and decided maybe it was beautiful after all. I told my aunts "I think I will just keep it but thanks for your kind offers."
We continued to use our wonderful table for many years, and then when we moved to the Oak woods it seemed too large for our mobile home.
Our children had each purchased new dinning room sets, so I asked our foster daughter Nancy if she would like to have my table. “Oh yes,” she replied, and although they now have an empty nest, there are times when her five children and their families still gather around that lovely table.
We recently visited there, and one of our grand-daughters lovingly smoothed her hand over the still gorgeous wood.
I wondered if she was claiming it - - as the next in line to receive the antique table.
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