Sunday, June 14, 2009

The end of an era

"Goodnight, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." - from Hamlet

Well, it was a (sort of) sad day at the Smith house as we watched the ____ (salmon? rose mauve? red? orange sunburst?) couch head off to its next home. This truly is a couch of many lives. It started with Steve and Monica Gotter, came to us, and is now heading on to the daughter of a church friend in town. Sadly, we were the hardest on this couch because, due to the fact that the very long uni-cushion was an excellent jumping platform and pirate ship, the ancient zipper on it split. So instead of having it repaired, we decided it was time to put the old couch on Tradio and see if it could find a new home. Within 10 minutes I had 3 calls wanting the couch! So off it goes to another home and this time around the fantastically lovely color (still in pristine condition) will probably be covered up by a slip cover. Too bad! We had lots of fun with this couch - it provided many great (and hilarious) conversation starters over the years. Sorry Killingsworths, looks like you won't win the couch after all. If I track down our old guest book I may type in all the enormously creative color suggestions people gave for it over the years.

Goodnight, sweet couch, and fleets of Ford trucks wing thee to thy next home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still think it was "persimmon", was it "raspberry"? The best one was little common sense Tyler who looked at all us and told us frankly that it was, "red"!! Mom