Friday, May 2, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 - #16 - Old Rocking Chair

Yes, it's Friday again!!!! Boy the weeks, and now the months, are flying by. Go over to Kelli's and join in the fun. Pick something to show & tell about and then sign up on Mr. Linky and visit the other Show & Tell participants. It truly is a joy.


Yes, this is a rocking chair.....or rather I should say, it WAS a rocking chair.!!





When we were expecting our 3rd child, our girls were 8 & 9 years old so all the related baby items were long gone. I immediately told my husband that I wanted a rocking chair. I had to have a rocking chair to rock the new arrival. I love rocking babies!!



The time came and I gave birth to our first son and while in the hospital I was feeling a little disappointed and sad because my husband had not gotten a rocking chair. The day I came home from the hospital here was this wonderful gift awaiting me.....a maple rocking chair. This was in 1964 so the chair will be 44 years old come this June.


Our second son was born 5 years later so this chair got a lot of use rocking 2 babies.



These two sons of our loved to stand on the rocker bars so eventually they broke but I did not want to get rid of the chair so my husband cut the rockers off. Thus this very short legged chair that holds many memories and still get used in this household.



Thanks for letting me share my Show & Tell with you once again


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46 comments:

Feathering My Nest said...

What a cute story and sweet memories. The chair is lovely; short or not. Enjoy your Friday.

Kathi

Hootin' Anni said...

That's a great way to keep a family treasure. Yes, I think I'd have my hubby do the same!

Happy Show n Telling ---
Happy Friday.

Momma Roar said...

A wonderful idea to hold onto something with such memories (I'd be likely to do the same thing!!)


Happy Friday!

Tina said...

This one really made me smile Susan!

weavermom said...

My grandma has a rocker that looks exactly like that! Well, amazingly it still has the rocker bars, but I did love sitting in her lap in that chair. :)

Claire said...

Susan, my father bought that exact same rocking chair for my mom when I was born. I am 38. It ended up with me and in a fit of de-cluttering I gave it to Goodwill! I so regret that!! I was living in a small apartment at the time. At least I got to rock my daughter in it. I am glad you still have yours! Nice to see it again! Thanks for sharing.

Constance said...

So many times, people would just set something like that to the curb. How wonderful to sit in that chair and remember your children as babies and all of the feelings that must stir up inside!
How sweet!
Connie

A Hint of Home said...

I agree, it was too special to get rid of. I love rocking babies. I have a rocker on both floors for that reason. Great post.
Have a good weekend.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Boys will be boys! I'm so glad you saved the chair! It surely brings back such lovely memories.

Blessings,
Gina

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a great story! My husband's grandmother has a rocking chair identical to this one! It was passed down to my Father-in-law and then Sister-in-law! It was the best rocking thing! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed weekend! ~Rhonda

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great idea to cut off the rockers and keep the chair!

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your chair is so special and a keeper. What memories!

Mary said...

Susan,

A wonderful family treasure and such great memories of rocking your sons.

I have the rocker that Dad gave to his Dad in the late 40s. A rocker on it was broken and I took it to have it repaired by a professional. I'm so glad I did.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Mary

Pam said...

aw so sweet! I wouldn't have wanted to get rid of it either! Your girls and boys are spaced apart about like my 2 boys are. My first born was nearly 11 yrs. old when I gave birth to my second child.

Tammy said...

Oh I truly loved this story, Susan...it just made me smile this morning!

Gattina said...

What a romantic story around an old ex Rocking chair ! It still looks very good although it doesn't rock anymore !

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

How wonderful to still have that chair with so many memories!

Jean said...

Great story! I wouldn't want to get rid of it either.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a great way to save precious memories!

The Olson's said...

What a sweet story! And a great idea, cutting the broken rockers off to save the chair. I'm can imagine the kids loved climbing up on the short chair, feeling so grown up with their feet touching the ground! I love it!
~ Leanne

Love Bears All Things said...

I've always loved rocking babies and singing to them, too. A good chair to hang onto.
Mama Bear

Kelli said...

What a sweet story and a precious treasure, Susan! What a wonderful husband you have!
Hugs,
Kelli

diana said...

love the chair. i, too, had a rocking chair when my kids were young. i know how special yours must be to you. unfortunately, we didn't keep ours.

thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Wanita said...

What a great story and what wonderful memories that chair holds. Have a great weekend.

MammyT said...

Susan, thanks for sharing. I will be praying about the prayer group. I want to be sure I can follow through.
Nancy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

An amusing story! I love rocking babies and insisted having one for my latest two grandbabies! I have a Boston rocker just like that (but with rockers! ;-)

Katherine

I'm really far behind too, but the new computer is almost ready, hopefully I can get back in the swing of things soon!!

Kindra said...

What a lovely story to go with your chair. I wouldn't want to get rid of it either. Very special!

Tiffany said...

A treasure indeed! I am glad you have kept it. I bet it is just the right height to out shoes on and get them tied.What a neat family heirloom too.

Farrah said...

Wow! Your kids were pretty spread out! Enjoyed your story about your special chair! :-)

writer-in-residence said...

May the chair always retain a special place of heart and mind for in so doing - allows the gift of happiness it brings.

Jewelgirl said...

A lovely story and sometimes to
save a wonderful treasure you
have to do the unthinkable to
keep using it safely.

Needled Mom said...

What a great story! Guess if you have visitors with short legs they will be quite at home. LOL

Ruuta said...

What a very special story! Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

Ruuta

Susie said...

You must have such wonderful memories each time you see that chair. What a clever solution to cut of the rockers!

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet story! I loved my rocking chair, but we no longer have it. We'll have to get another one before grandbabies start coming in a few years!

Muum said...

We had our last, with a ten year gap between her and her big brother, and similarly had to find a rocking chair again. Now SHE won't part with it (she is 12). Thanks for sharing this great story with us! thanks for visiting my blog last week!

Dawn said...

That is a great, cute story!

Sharon said...

That is such a cute story! I am so glad you thought to keep it! It's a wonderful treasure!

:0) Sharon

MightyMom said...

reminds me of my mom's rocking chair.

Maxine said...

This was so precious! Your show and tell posts are the best, Susan! What memories you have in your home. I wish my mom were alive because you are a woman after her own heart. She would have just LOVED to read your posts. (But I love them too.)There is nothing that money can buy which can compare to things we have like that rocking chair!

The Apron Queen said...

Oh the memories that rocking chair holds! :D Our is looking a bit ragged too & I can't part with it.

Stop by & see the new addition to our family: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/search/label/KITTENS

Lori said...

Beautiful rocking chair. Special treasure to you I'm sure.

Nancy said...

How special and what a nice story with great memories.

Cathy said...

I love your rockless chair! What a wonderful story!

Cathy :)

Nadine said...

What a rich history of use - and the chair looks great.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love your rocking chair. My mother used to have one that looked a lot like your. I have always loved to rock babies. In fact I do it automatically with or without a rocking chair. The chair makes it a lot easier on the back.lol. connie from Texas