Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Family Rocking Chair: Priceless

I probably have one of the best gifts ever to share with Baby I that no one else in my family has used since my grandmother. I have my great-great grandmother's rocking chair from Jamaica! How cool is that? This rocking chair is at least 125 years old. My great-great grandmother used it to rock my great grandmother who used it to rock my grandmother who didn't use it to rock any of her kids because her mother had it. Neither did my mother or my two Aunt's. So, I will be the first to rock their children with this rocking chair since my great-grandmother rocked my grandmother.
BTW...the reason the chair looks so close to the ground is because it is. My great grandmother was only 4'10", I can only imagine how tall her mother was. My knees will be up in my chest when I'm rocking Baby I but, the love I will feel when I rock her: priceless.

8 comments:

Katy said...

I'm pretty sure that is the coolest piece of furniture I've ever seen, even without the history. And, of course, the history makes it unquantifiably awessome. I am jealous.

Jocelyn said...

I love it!! My rocking chair is the one my mom used for my sister and I...and then my sister used it for her kiddos...it is the most uncomfortable thing ever but I don't care.

You'll think of your grandmother everytime you rock baby I in that chair and that is what matters...not that your knees will be in your eyes:-)

Ted and Lori said...

That chair is so awesome. I love these precious family heirlooms. You are so fortunate to have this! I have some things at my mom's house on the other side of the country (including a rocking chair--just not as cool as this one!)...one day it'll be great to have them here.

chou-chou said...

wow - how amazing that you have a piece of furniture with so much family history!!

that is fantastic.

Stacy said...

awesome chair with a beautiful history. You'll be able to tell such precious stories in that chair!

haze said...

You are very, very fortunate to have this in your home for Baby I.

Single PAP said...

i'm getting a crick in my neck trying to see what it looks right the correct way :-)

Rebecca said...

I just found your blog and I'm really excited to read more. I have a vanity that belonged to my great-great grandmother. It is so special to me because I think of all of the women in my family looking into the mirror, as if all of their faces are still there looking, seeking, young and old ... my ancestors. How special to have this chair that has rocked many a babe, absorbed sounds and echos of love and place and tradition. How magical it will be to rock your daughter in this chair and share with her the ones that came before her.