Saturday, November 15, 2008
My dad emailed this picture of our family to me just the other day. It is a treasure. It shows us on Christmas Day probably about 1956 or 1957. I would have been 9 or 10. Dad and Mom are behind my brother Bruce, my sister Merrilee and me with Jill sitting in front of Merrilee. The old chair in the side of the picture is the one that Merrilee and Bruce and I used to entertain ourselves when Mom and Dad went out on a date. We would run across the living room and hit it, landing in the middle/back of the chair so that the chair would tip all the way over. Great fun!! Usually we would take turns running with one person watching out the window on the South side of the house so we could see the headlights of the cars coming down Green road. When a car would come, we would set the chair upright and scatter to our beds!!
Mom and dad never could figure out why the chair didn't last as many years as they expected it too...dang, they just don't make furniture like they used to!
Dad added another story to this chair. Evidently one night they had a bunch of people over to the house and as one lady sat down in the chair, OVER it went. As dad was helping her stand up he said to her "You're the second woman to tip over in that chair, and both of you were wearing pants!" As he realized what he had said he went ever color of red!! I can just imagine his embarrassment.