Saturday, 5 August 2017

A most special day

Fifty years ago when traveling in our secondhand Morris Minor car to a friend's wedding, where I was to be the matron of honour, we passed a junk shop. On the forecourt there was an old wooden rocking chair. I had to have it! It cost four pounds ten shillings. (The weekly rental of our flat at that time was three pounds.) The chair was too awkward a shape to fit inside the car, we had no roof rack and it took a while for us to rope it securely enough to the top of the car. When we arrived at my friend's house her mother was in a panic, she had been thinking that I wasn't going to turn up in spite of being assured by her daughter that I would eventually arrive.(For good reason I was known by my father as, 'Last Minute Liz.')
The chair proved to be a good buy, the perfect place to sit and rock my infants gently to sleep.
This week we put the chair into our car, fitting easily now, and gave it to our younger daughter. Once again it is rocking an infant to sleep.
Our first grandchild
born on my father's birthdate, which is Yorkshire Day.
Welcome!

9 comments:

  1. Such a sweet time, rosemary. Welcome indeed.

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    1. He is a precious little scrap with a great big name! I am so touched that the parents have chosen his middle name of Walter in memory of my father. New to grandparenting and quite besotted!

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  2. Oh, a wonderful story. Here's to many happy hours of rocking this new precious addition to the family.

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    1. I've written about this chair before as it was one of the items in the history of my life in one hundred objects blog.
      (btw lovely to hear your voice on the radio!)

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  3. Lovely story and many congratulations. Welcome to the Grannyhood!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, I'm a bit late to this particular party - but better late than never!!

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  6. Congratulations Rosemary. Being a grandparent is such a wonderful adventure that never stops.

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