My life as a "trunk"
May 31, 2010 10:37 pm
Updated: Jun. 1, 2010 12:44 pm
I'm told that many folk can't remember too clearly the "early" years, which makes me feel better, as I can't remember much of mine... Memories date back to the mid 60's, when I was purchased at a second hand store. My "job" was to move a young child
to his new home. I was up for the job, but must admit, crossing the entire Atlantic Ocean, from the US to England, was a pretty exhausting trip. Most of the years I lived abroad, are somewhat muddled, as the "new" family kept moving, and I would be shoved
wherever I was out of the way, but often "held" items that were "sacred" to the young boy... MANY years later, the boy, now somewhat older, decided to move back across the ocean, and once again, I became very important to the young man. I was overjoyed,
and made the trip once again, without breaking, and without damaging any of my contents. For many years after that, I was used simply as a storage piece for the boy's treasures, until he married, and I became an integral part of the household! I was put
to use as a coffee table, which suited me just fine, at least I wasn't shoved in a closet again! Then, once again, I was put into use, when the young man and his wife decided to move across the US. From that time, it seemed that every time we moved, I got
stuck in a closet, sometimes packed full, sometimes empty, but at least I had not been sent to the "dump." Recently, I was pulled out of my closet, and emptied out, only to be stuck in the dining room, simply to be out of the was of some construction. My
owner is now debating, what to do with me. I fear I will be put out with the "junk." He did, however, look at me yesterday, and I could feel the pangs of guilt... how can he get rid of me after all of our memories? He didn't tell me, but I felt it... "an
empty trunk... yet FULL to the brim with MEMORIES..." Perhaps there is a chance that I will stay here afterall! I don't remember NOT being a part of this family...
BTW, Stevie would want me to say... KEEP KITCHEN CRAZY!