If only it could talk

We are really pleased with our table purchase yesterday, and I find myself thinking about the stories it could tell.
The design and quality would suggest it’s about fifty years old, MOH would know for sure as he’s into tables.

I could imagine it surrounded by family or friends at Christmas, laden down with traditional goodies amidst excited chatter, or tucked into a corner for a birthday party buffet, candled cake taking centre stage.
I also envisage kids of all ages covering it with newspaper to paint, just as I did all those years ago, though our table wasn’t a drop leaf, but had sliding extensions at both ends.
Who knows, maybe it was even a makeshift table tennis ‘pitch’, ping pong balls being pounded across the net in a frenzy by competitive children.
Being so sturdy and strong, I bet it was even used to reach high places, and I can also see it in Grannie’s front parlour draped in a white lacy cloth to protect it from the dust, with a blue glass fruit bowl on the top.

Funny how the mind works when we see old things.

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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