I signed up to be a part of the Cherished Blogfest, hosted by Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, Paul Ruddock, Peter Nena,Sharukh Bamboat. Over the next three days, bloggers will share a short post (with or without pictures) about an object they cherish.
My Cherished Item
After moving last fall, I learned that a lot of the stuff I owned was not cherished. Parting with items I’d collected over the years was surprisingly easy.
One item that has been with me for many years is my father’s Valet Chair. My father passed away when I was a little girl and my memories of him are limited. He was in the Army and his assignments in Vietnam and other places forced him to spend more time away from us than with us. 16mm home films and stacks of old photographs filled in a few of the gaps in my memory.
After he was gone, I remember opening the seat of the valet chair and finding army green belts with brass buckles folded neatly in one of the compartments. Shoes strings filled the other section. Those meager offerings felt like lost treasure at the time.
The chair sits along the wall of my bedroom often holding jackets or folded clothes. Easily overlooked but never forgotten.
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