On Saturday, I told you about meeting Marvin and Joanne Lewis and touring their beautiful 1936 home. Joanne wrote a keepsake story about a wooden bird figurine. Marvin chose to write about a spectacular antique table.
I love antiques. When I have extra time, I browse the contents of local antique stores. I touch the items and ponder the utility of each. I wonder about the owners. I often contemplate how an item came to rest on the floor or shelf of the antique shop. Finding certain family treasures—photo albums, rosary beads, wedding gowns—troubles me. I think, "Surely there was someone in the family who found value in this item. Surely."
When I read Marvin Lewis' story about his antique farm table, I realized that I was not alone in my musings. He, too, wonders about the histories and origins of the antiques he and his wife purchase and place in the rooms of their home.
"The Farm Table" starts on page 216. Here's an excerpt.
Marvin and I share a questioning nature. Perhaps it's because we are both graduates of Georgia Tech. Go Jackets!
Thank you for sharing your story, Marvin. It's one of my favorites in the collection.