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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

MWT – The Gift of Memories

Packing has been a long and stressful time for Mom and I interspersed with many stories.

01 Nursing rocker at Mom's San Benito TX (689x1024)

This nursing rocker previously belonged to my Great Aunt Effie. I remember as a child visiting her resort with cabins on a small lake. Her big house had several rocking chairs. The chair had been covered with so many coats of paint that the carving was barely visible. Mom slowly scrapped the multiple layers of paint off the intricate carvings and lattice. She used to be able to do many things, a creative and imaginative womyn. Mom is giving this long time coveted chair to me and it will have a home in my new 5th-wheel. Continuing to bring me memories.

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I find out today if the movers are coming Tuesday or Wednesday. Don't know if I'll be posting or reading much in the next many days. We fly to Arizona Thursday morning. And I'll be able to sleep in my own bed that night. Yippee!

27 comments:

trav4adventures said...

What a beautiful, old chair. I'm sure it has many memories for you.

Sally in WA said...

It's a beautiful chair, Gaelyn. I'm glad it has a new home with you.

Janine Bachelier said...

great chair Gaelyn. I know you will enjoy all it has to give!

Martha Z said...

That was a lot of work but it was worth it. Such a beautiful piece of family history.
I remember my mother refinishing a dining set that belonged to her mother. I now have the buffet and my nephew the table and chairs. They have the power to take me back both to my own home as a child and my grandmother’s.

Small City Scenes said...

A wonderful memory for you. MB

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a beautiful chair with many memories. I hope you will enjoy this for many years to come. Diane

Barb said...

Remember the stories, Gaelyn. Someday, you'll sit in the rocker and think of these days packing with your Mom.

Arija said...

Gaelyn, that is such a beautiful and lovingly restored chair that you will soak up family history by osmosis just sitting in it.

Jenn Jilks said...

I just wrote a comment about holding on to memories. I have so many questions my late mother didn't answer, or told me so long ago...

Lew said...

Great to have the chair for the memories it holds! My mom also had a rocking chair that she used for me and my brother and sister. All her grandbabies and some greatgrads got rocked in it too. My youngest daughter now has the rocker and the generation my mom did not get to rock are at least being rocked in her chair.

helena.heliotrope said...

That's a gorgeously restored chair. I always like it when people stain wood, instead of painting it. Your mum did a great job, and it's awesome that you get to have such a nice chair. :)

J Bar said...

It's fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Elaine said...

Lovely old chair and wonderful memories for you. Just a few more days of hard work--it will be good to get back home.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Hi Gaylen,I love this chair!
So pretty!

B xx

Firefly said...

I'm sure you will look after it well and give it a good home. Pieces like that is priceless due to its sentimental value

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful chair, Gaelyn! It will bring you many more memories of your mom and your great aunt.

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Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful chair and gift, especially with all the memories and room for more!
Smiles

Matboards said...

Oh! This is so memorable. I also like collecting those memorable stuff especially when it came to the person i love.

√ Honest Abe said...

That is one elegant nursing chair. It is beautiful. We have a nursing chair made from hard rock maple that has been in our family for about 55 years and we still use it every day.

Thanks for showing up at my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog and making a comment on my first car with Patty. Here it the comment I left there for you to read, in case you don't get back there to read it, I also brought it along...

"Gosh...I thought she was just the right person for me and I thought she was the most beautiful person in the world, that I had seen up until then.

"I fell in love with her and since I had never done that before I thought this must be what love is like.

"And then we discovered, together, how to make new baby children and that went on until the number five had been born.

"We loved each other just as much without being pregnant all the time. We thought there had to be something else and there has been lots more than all of this.

"We have become the best of friends and love each other as much as we always have.

"We even say that to each other not like a reciting a prayer but frequently. And on July 12th, 2011, we will have been married 56 years."

Me said...

Neat

Bill S. said...

What a wonderful chair. The old wood is gorgeous. Love it.

Photo Backdrops said...

Happy Easter! Glad you have kept that very memorable stuff. Sometimes, it feels good to remember the person you love through those things.

RuthieJ said...

what a beautiful chair! and so nice that you have the memories to go along with it too!

Craver Vii said...

That is one fine chair! So cool that you have long-time sentimental value added, too.

Carol said...

What an awsome chair. What memories. I know your Mother is pleased to have someone who will care for it as she did.

Karen said...

that is a beautiful chair, and all the memories will certainly make it a comfortable spot.

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