If This Chair Could Speak...

Before my Grandmother passed in 2005, she gave me a chair that she had had for years.  When I look at this chair, I think of one of my favorite songs from Amy Grant, called "These Old Walls" (lyrics below).  It sat on her back porch for more years than I can remember.  I wonder what this chair would say.  The cute wrought iron chair was a little ignored, sometimes covered in spider webs, sometimes stacked with newspapers, and sometimes had rugs drying on it.  But the things that chair had seen...days that will stay with me forever.  A childhood forever imbedded in my mind.  Homemade ice cream, watermelon, 4th of July, Smoky Joe, cousins, my grandma's garden, my grandpa's shed that he was always working in, coffee cans full of nails, and a grandma who loved to feed everyone.  A purple morning glory that climbed all down a long fence.

She gave me this chair probably 15 years ago.  I have moved many times since then and have managed to keep this, among several other priceless items. 

What scent, what special thing or what song brings back all the childhood memories for you?  What is it that warms your heart and brings a smile to your face?
 

If these old walls
If these old walls could speak
Of things that they remembered well
Stories and faces dearly held
A couple in love
Livin' week to week
Rooms full of laughter
If these walls could speak

If these old halls
If hallowed halls could talk
These would have a tale to tell
Of sun goin' down and dinner bell
And children playing at hide and seek
From floor to rafter
If these halls could speak

They would tell you that I'm sorry
For bein' cold and blind and weak
They would tell you that it's only
That I have a stubborn streak
If these walls could speak

If these old fashioned window panes were eyes
I guess they would have seen it all
Each little tear and sigh and footfall
And every dream that we came to seek
Or followed after
If these walls could speak

They would tell you that I owe you
More than I could ever pay
Here's someone who really loves you
Don't ever go away
That's what these walls would say

They would tell you that I owe you
More than I could ever pay
Here's someone who really loves you
Don't ever go away
That's what these walls would say
That's what these walls would say
That's what this chair would say

"These Old Walls" by Amy Grant

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