The Survivor Chair
From the kitchen to the back porch to the yard to the sick room, this chair heard all the stories, all the rumors, and all the gossip. While it was made in a factory, probably in the 1920s, it was never part of a parlor suite or a formal dining room.
Whether folks had been washing clothes or dishes, taking care of children, working in the yard, or listening to their tiresome mother-in-law, this comfortable chair was always there for them to stop and "set a while."
As years passed, its original twisted brown paper seat began to sag until it finally collapsed altogether. Gradually, the chair frame drifted from the back porch, to the shed, to the trash pile on a street in Mobile, Alabama.
But this chair wasn't afraid of ending up in the landfill. It had heard so many stories of people picking up the pieces and moving on, that it knew it wasn't finished. This chair is a survivor. Now it has a restored finish and a new seat, and it's ready to listen again. It might even tell you a few stories, too. So, please, have a seat!