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Twenty years of free chairs

Old chairs

Nine years ago, my father gave me two kitchen chairs that his significant other didn't feel matched their decor. I adored them...past when the cushions wore out and straight up until the legs literally fell off one of the seats.

In need of another set of chairs, I decided it was Mark's turn to hit up family. I sent him to Ohio with strict instructions to come home with replacement chairs. The beautiful red chair on the right (and its twin) belonged to his mother's significant other...until Mark snuck them into our car and made off like a bandit.

Thanks, Daddy and Barbara and Rose Nell and Jayne for what I hope will be 20 years of free chairs!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Comment by Jayne Wead Mon Jun 20 11:35:07 2016
I hope you don't regret your generosity when we wear them out! But we'll certainly think of you when we enjoy them. :-)
Comment by anna Mon Jun 20 13:00:49 2016
Oh my gosh! The red chair on the right looks like the ones my father bought for our kitchen in the 1950s!!! N-joy! :)
Comment by NaYan Mon Jun 20 14:26:04 2016

The real story behind the story of those chairs is "Bonnie's chair" I am surprised Jayne did not tell you that ...Ha Ha!! She jumped up there to avoid Averee (rip) and had her treats!! Imagine her consternation when she saw the red chair going out the door!!

PS.Missed telling you goodbye, Mark...tell they tell you I swear you remind me of Blake Shelton?? Bring your guitar when you come back!!

Comment by Nancy McKinney Mon Jun 20 14:43:27 2016

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