Last night he delivered a chair for me ..... isn't it pretty. The upholstery is in pristine condition. I love it, and it looks perfect in my den.
In the spirit of "if one thing comes in, one thing goes out" I am going to take my Grandfather's chair over to my younger brother.
When my grandfather passed away he arranged that all his personal belonging were auctioned off. Everyone in the large extended family wanted this chair ... it is hard to think of my grandfather without thinking of this chair. Unless he was in the barn, he was surveying his domain from that chair, so it was a hotly contested item.
I had it completely refurbished .... but it really isn't very comfortable.
Since then whenever Bruce visits, he sits in the chair and keeps saying he is going to put a sticker under the chair seat with his name on it for future reference. I tease that I am going to leave it to his daughter in my will with thet caveat that it can't live in his home.
So ... you can imagine how excited he is going to be when I deliver it. I can hardly wait to see his face.