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Tell me a story……

Surfaces, layered with paint, worn by time and loving use are so appealing to me.  As I have aged I have come to appreciate the signs of wear on cherished belongings… and beloved faces – they all have a story to tell.

what mother’s hand polished the back of this high chair by pushing her little ones up to the table…

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how many dishes scraped across this French metal table top as summer meals were cleared

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when was this molding removed from its original home and fashioned into a picture frame

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why was this oval frame meticulously stripped, leaving just a beauty mark of old paint

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who were the small girls who slept in these beds, perhaps scarring the paint during pillow fights

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which young girl sat with her brush and mirror at this small vanity, dreaming….

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where was the bouquet placed that had been so carefully arranged

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and where now the baby, who once was pushed in the stroller

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who turned this door knob in hopes of finding a child home for a visit on the other side…paint chipped perhaps by wedding bands long worn

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so many questions, so many stories to tell……….

do you have a favorite story to tell, a number one

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perhaps a number two??????

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or more………………???

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