Thursday, March 06, 2008

grandma's favorite chair

grandma's favorite chair
Originally uploaded by valcox
oh it brought me back to the 1960's, I hadn't seen the chair in so long. I remembered it from her days in Paradise California. The A-framed house with the wood panel interior that smelled of cedar. Sabrina and I loved that house and playing in the woods nearby.

This weekend, I saw a familiar knick-knack among grandma's books. A wooden cat, and from his mouth, a wooden mouse suspended by a leather tail. I picked it up for the first time in over 40 years, the memories rushing back. I asked if anyone else wanted it instead. No, they all insisted that it should be mine.


Nonie said...

Welcome home Val. My brother used to live in Paradise, CA. He lives in Gualala now.

dilling said...

I remember my gramma's favorite chair, too. We would rock in it together and sing The Bear Went Over the Mountain...well, until I was just a bit older, ya know?

Val Cox said...

thanks Nonie, I love the little town of Paradise, such a peaceful place.

Dilling, such a nice memory, thanks for sharing it!

Dan Allen said...

Isn't it amazing how a once familiar but forgotten object, like the wooden cat that you describe, can suddenly eliminate the gulf of time?

These images and your thoughts are a wonderful tribute.

Don Mills Diva said...

It sounds wonderful - please post a picture.

Val Cox said...

thank you Dan! Will do mill's diva, I just need to get the right image of this rather simple cat. :)