“This Is My Chair”

Saturday, January 15th, 2022. 5:59 AM.

This Is My Chair – Or Was My Chair – As You May See – It Died Tonight

January 11th, 2022 – at about 8:40 PM

I intended to post a picture or two of my broken chair in this story; but I don’t know how to transfer the picture files to my PC; so, the pictures may not be included.

I bought it at Brooks Pharmacy on Social Street – about 12 years ago – for $7 I think it was.

That was before Brooks Pharmacy became Rite Aid Pharmacy

I wasn’t at the store for a chair — who would go to a pharmacy looking for a chair?

But it was right there in the aisle for sale anyway. I thought something like:

“I could really use this chair. Maybe put it on my porch once in a while; and just sit in the late afternoon sunshine for a few minutes enjoying the view up Clinton Street looking toward Woonsocket’s Main Street and Social Park. It would be easy to carry the simply-made chair.  It doesn’t weigh much. So, I picked it up and brought it to the cashier and paid for it; and carried it home – about a seven-minute walk. I may have put it down a few times to rest my arms – even though 12 years ago I was still a young 58 years old with no aches and pains yet.

And carried him home in my own hands and arms – about a 7-minute walk it was.

It was actually a more comfortable chair for my back than my Posture Pedic desk chair that cost about $200. So, I got in the habit of sitting in it at my computer desk.

I noticed tonight that the rear legs looked a little strange; so, I examined it; and it seemed that the legs were all sturdy; so, I sat down in it to check if the legs were alright – and that’s when it happened.

The rear legs started to fold – even though it isn’t a folding chair. Maybe it was turning into something new – something it had never been before – acquiring a new character – a folding chair. I don’t know.

I tried to get out of it – but, at 70 years old I couldn’t move fast enough. How do you get out of a chair that is leaning and leaning and leaning backwards – all of a sudden – quicker than you can move at 70?

I fell backwards onto my back in this old and now-collapsed chair that served me so well for about 12 years of my life — and the 12 years of my chair’s life. He gave me all that he had. And he died tonight.

And I hope that if and when I wake up in the morning – that I can get out of bed.

Sometimes when we get older, and we hurt our body, the full extent of it doesn’t show up right away.

Goodbye, my Brooks Pharmacy chair. I’ll remember you forever. You gave me all you had to give. I love you, in our Lord Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Lilies of the Field – Amen

Lilies of the Field – Amen – YouTube

Students flashmob a Wedding Ceremony

Students flashmob a Wedding Ceremony – YouTube

Tuesday Morning 7:24 AM

I carried my old buddy chair out of my apartment this morning; and put “him” in the back of the building. It’s sad.

Yesterday, even before my chair broke, I was in the Community Room to check my mailbox. Noticed a chair that was different than all the other Community Room chairs. I knew right away that I wanted that chair as a replacement for my old worn-out desk chair; however, I didn’t know if it belonged to Woonsocket Housing Authority, or, if someone had just left it there because they didn’t want it anymore. This morning, I was remembering that chair. When I went out with my old chair and placed it out back, I went to the Community Room to see if that chair I’d seen yesterday was still there. It was! So, I waited until the WHA Office was open, to ask the receptionist, if that chair belonged to WHA. The Office wasn’t open yet; but Mike the janitor was there; so, I told him about the chair in the Community Room that I liked; and was wondering if it belonged to anyone; or, if it was a chair that someone just placed in the Room because they didn’t want it anymore. He stopped what he was doing, and we went into the Community Room so he could see what chair I was talking about. He said they probably don’t know [how it got there or whether or not it was WHA property]. He gently suggested I just wait a few days. I assured him that I would not take it without permission.

Mary Black – The Dimming of the Day

“On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

Saturday, January 15, 2022.

The day before yesterday, I found another chair – not the one in the Community Room, though; this one is made of wood and it has a straight back  — which is what my own back needs. It was left in front of the elevator doors on the 8th-floor where my apartment is located; so, I carried it to my apartment – and I’m sitting in it right now as I’m writing these words. As I was carrying it to my apartment a few days ago, was reminded of a Scripture: “So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The LORD will provide’; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.’” -Genesis 22:14. ESV Study Bible.

Genesis 22

Revelation 21-22

God’s Way Of Salvation (John 3:16)

Mary Black – Bright Blue Rose

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/maryblack/brightbluerose.html

She Makes Me Cry . . .

Mary Black – Song For Ireland

Father Abraham Had Many Sons | Dance-A-Long with Lyrics | Kids Worship

“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” -Galatians 3:23-29. ESV Study Bible.

Galatians 3

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands | Dance-Along with Lyrics | CJ and Friends ft. Lashon Halley

Praise Ye the Lord

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