Years ago, our house was the second house north of the school. The old house that sat between us and the school was torn down a couple of years ago. Back when my girls were little, they would wander down to the first house south of the school. An elderly couple named Mr. and Mrs. Coker lived there. I never did know their first names. The girls loved to sit and listen to tales of old. But what they loved even more were the rocking chairs that sat on the Cockers’ patio. They were huge chairs or at least they seemed to be to little girls. They would talk about how great those chairs were. After Mrs. Coker passed and Mr. Coker was going to move to be closer to family, he had an auction. Hubby paid a dollar a piece for those two chairs. They have a wrought iron frame and are very heavy. The chairs have sat on our patio for 40 plus years, through all kinds of weather. Wind doesn’t bother them. All it does is make them rock like some invisible person was taking a break. A couple of years ago, we had to have all the boards replaced. The old blue color was gone and new boards gave them new life. I just stain them now so that there won’t be a buildup of paint. They are the best lawn chairs around. The chairs were made by someone that knew what they were doing. They are heavy but rock easy. And these chairs fit the contour of a body perfectly. I wonder sometimes just how old these two chairs are. And I bet they will go on for a lot more years to come.
Have a great holiday weekend.