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.

 

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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