Friday, December 06, 2019

Flashback Friday

This was from November 2009.  LC was curled up on the easy chair.
But the important thing here was the furniture.  I bought a matching set of sofa, loveseat, and easy chair with my first promotion salary in 1978.  The fabric was impervious to cat claws (the salesman stabbed it with a pen and brushed it back to show off).  I loved it for years.  But I eventually donated the sofa and loveseat to Goodwill.

The reason I mention this is because the fabric was randomly placed on each piece and I had pictures (long gone now).  Several weeks later, there was an article in The Washington Post newspaper about how charities helped people needing furniture.

It was my furniture!  There was no question about it.  The patterns matched precisely.  The Mother and kids were so thrilled to have nice furniture in their subsidized apartment.

I donate useful things when I can.  I have regular charitable donations from my retirement annuity.  But you almost never get to see who gets things or what it means to them.

So this picture represents both LC in her last few months happily napping, and what donations can mean..

Consider this a late post for "Giving Day"...

10 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human donated a boatload of stuff this year! She really worked hard at decluttering.

Mickey's Musings said...

We think donating id a wonderful practise.
Mum is on her 2nd career,working in a Thrift store :)
Purrs,Georgia and Julie

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is a lovely photo of LC enjoying the chair, and it was nice to know that your donations meant another family was enjoying it.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

How well my mom remembers that kind of furniture from the '70's! It held up very well and think it's great you donated it and it's still being lovingly sat upon in someone's home.

Brian said...

Such a sweet and cozy LC. How wonderful the furniture kept the happy going.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

What a lovely story! Our mom likes donating to help others as well.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, pretty LC! So glad someone got to enjoy your pre-owned furniture!

pilch92 said...

LC was beautiful. That was kind of you to donate your set. It is nice to know it went to someone who appreciated it.

catladymac said...

That worked out so well for all concerned !

Katie Isabella said...

What a really happy coincidence!!!