Grandpa’s Dining Chairs Deserved Total Respect
I have very few older relatives living near me now, so I make it a habit to visit them on a fairly regular basis. I used to dread visiting one set of grandparents who were seriously ancient when I was a nipper – my parent was by far their youngest child and so they couldn’t help but be the oldest set. Their house reflected this and to my ignorant and uneducated mind, everything in that house was to be disproved of ! If only I’d had an iota then of how wonderful their home actually was – particularly the furniture. That dining table that I so dreaded having to sit round for very formal meals – no chatting or joking allowed. The set of high backed chairs were heavy and clumsy, but I’ve since learned that they were antique when Grandpa inherited them in 1910. To buy a complete set of 8 similar chairs today would require a small fortune! Ho hum such is life.