Friday, August 21, 2009
Parlor and Workspace, 2
When I was a kid, the red rocking chair was unpainted. My mother’s father used to listen to the fights and “Amos and Andy” in that chair. To the right is my mother’s bookcase. The painting above it, a favorite of my father’s, has been around all my life. Across the front entrance, the other bookcase is mine. The big picture above it is of my grandmother’s cousin, William Saroyan, taken in 1935. The big picture to the left of that is of my father’s father when he was twelve, and is the subject of an earlier entry, Papa, 1908. The leather chair used to be in the living room. It’s where my mother sat and tried to remember things.
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“Parlor and Workspace, 2” added to Penny Thoughts and Photographs.
In the Forum: porcupine herds in upstate New York.