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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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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!
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.
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!
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'.
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.
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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