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The New Guest Room Bed.

Monday, November 12, 2018

It's not sunny, but it's not as dark as night either the way it was one depressing day last week. It will be a fire in the fireplace day for sure. I have on my exercise clothes and will head up to the exercise room before we heat up the place. We will put together the bed (minus mattress) in the guest room at some point today. We got John Jr a headboard for his birthday one year, not an entire bed - because that would be spoiling the child, but a headboard. John will wangle things so that we use the bed parts we picked up yesterday and make a bed using John Jr's headboard. Don't know how we'll do it, but we will. We got the headboard very, very cheap because it doesn't fit any size mattress known to mankind. However, my son loved it because it had all kinds of shelves for his bedtime reading material and his dad installed a light in it so he could read in bed without ruining his eyes. As a home schooling mom sometimes you just want those suckers in bed so you can have a moment's peace and so reading in bed was often encouraged. Let's face it, they would have read anyway, because my husband was oriented as a night owl and rarely came home from work before midnight. Our family meal was a leisurely breakfast and NOT at the crack of dawn either. Then there was the five years or so that hubby worked at home, interrupting my teaching whenever his creative juices weren't flowing the way they should. Deciding that algebra and quantam mechanics were necessary for every 2nd and 4th grader and the delight the children had when they got it, the feeling of incredible stupidity when they didn't. John Jr went on to earn degrees in physics and math and was working on a third BSc in neuroscience when he died. My daughter got her degree in bio-med from the same university as her elder brother.

It's funny how something as simple as putting a bed in the guest room - which really should have a bed - conjures up so many memories of happy, crazy time. Thank goodness for memories during these much quieter years that my hubby and I are now enjoying. Good thing we're not putting in a dresser too!
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    Precious memories stay in our hearts forever. Thanks for sharing this memory of your dear son.
    947 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    How nice to put John Jr's headboard in the guest room and for John to make a bed out of parts you two have. He sounds like such a handy husband.

    Memories can be so sweet and bittersweet at the same time. I look at things my sisters gave me years ago, can remember the occasion with them and I cry silent tears, both happy and sad tears.
    947 days ago
    Lovely idea to use John Jr.'s headboard for the guest bed.
    You are taking change, that can be at times hard to do, and whirling it around in a concoction of wonderful memories and moving forward to make new ones.

    Funny, I have not been doing the exact same thing, but in my own way, evolving items and memories from the past and turning them into special places for the future.


    947 days ago
    Loved you sharing this memory with us. I have a memory related to a bed too. My dad made me a headboard when I was a child. It had all kinds of storage in it too as I liked to read in bed too. After I used the bed it became my half brothers who is 15 years younger than me. Dad still had the bed with he died.
    947 days ago
    memories can be such joy and painful at the same time
    947 days ago
  • PAUTCHES1950
    Lol, quiet times good but miss kiddos. Hang onto those memories. 💕❤💕
    947 days ago
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