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I had been waiting

More than seven years after her death, my mothers house has sold. A new family has moved in.

I found, in the end that there were only a few things from the house that I wanted. I was content to let most of the contents go for sale.

The clock arrived today, padded on the outside but with the weights loose inside. What kind of maniac ships a clock that way?

Also the pendulum chain is missing. So I cannot wind it up and make it go. It will have to go to the clock hospital first.

When I wrote about the clock of Horatio's childhood it was this one I had in mind.

I am also expecting an armchair in the next few days. That, and some books were all I wanted.

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ba1126
Dec. 5th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
My 'treasure' is my father's chair. Like me, he loved to read. When he needed to unwind, he would take a book and sit in his special chair in the parlor and no one was allowed to disturb him. I learned that as a young man, he worked for an antiques dealer. Antique furniture became his specialty and he bought this chair from the shop where he worked!
nodbear
Dec. 5th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
In the end there are only a very few things that seem really to matter thats true - My parents have been in the family home I am selling for 61 years and my whole childhood was passed there but I also didn't really want to hang on to stuff.The one piece of furniture I have kept is a small drop leaf table which my mother's father made for himself and used as a card table and it has had a variety of uses since then, including the base which for many years supported the fish tank which held Geoffery, the very long-lived goldfish ....
I am glad that all this is almost over for you now and the selling up settled.
anteros_lmc
Dec. 5th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
It's funny the things that we choose to keep with us when all is said and done. I have a card table too. Two in fact! One from S's family and one from mine. I also have an old school chair and a pair of pink glass vases that came from my mother's grandmother's blackhouse!
ba1126
Dec. 5th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
When my paternal Grandmother passed away, I helped my aunts clean out the house and was allowed to choose some things. I took the small stool that she always used near her chair. She was short, and the stool allowed her to sit in comfort woithout her feet 'dangling'.
anteros_lmc
Dec. 5th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
Horatio's clock! It's beautiful. What's the pattern on the face? I hope you are able to get it going again.
katriona_s
Dec. 6th, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC)
Lovely stuff! I'm glad you got this from your mother's house. I like this sort of old things, especially when they are related with the family history.
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