Friday, May 27, 2011

Story of a Couch

Sit down and get comfy. I'm going to tell you the story of our couch.

It started out life in the Runyon home, in Illinois.  When one of the fair daughters left home to seek her fortune in the world, the couch made its way to Indiana, where it reigned supreme for two years.  That is when I gained possession of it, and how it came to be in Nebraska.

This is no ordinary couch.  It is a keeper of dreams, the proud sponsor of a million and two naps.  It is the hostess with the mostest, providing comfort to many overnight guest who have slumbered on its cushions.  It is a healer of childhood ailments - it has seen it all, the digested and undigested, and with the aid of baking soda has born it well.  It is a storyteller, if couches could talk, it would tell a tale of keeping me anchored to the real world as I have spent hours lost in literature.  It is the birthplace of romance, the place of my last first kiss.

And while I do look forward to the day when it isn't the only piece of furniture in my home, I will also be a little sad.  It will truly be the end of an era, the end of something a little magical.


  1. Yeah, I think the problem with my old couch was that I didn't know its history. I mean, I know it's from Nick's family somewhere, bout where did they get it?

    Now we have a new couch. We'll keep track of where it's been. It's not sneaking out without my notice.

  2. Way to keep on eye on that sneaky couch of yours nicole! lol ;)

    This post made me think of where my last first kiss was. hmmm....(i wonder if it will be my last last)...but thanks for reminding me of a good memory.

    And i believe i have slept a time or two on that couch. and read a book or two on it. can't say much for the other things. haha. i'd rather not think of digested or undigested things. :/

  3. hahaha: "the digested and undigested"

    awwww "last first kiss"

    Indeed it is a great couch!

  4. Hi Ames,

    I remember moving that couch, grading papers on the couch, watching football games on it, falling asleep for an afternoon nap on it, eating oreos on it, cheering for the Olympics on it.... the list goes on and on! Good memories of the TH!

    It was so so so so so so wonderful to see you last weekend. I still can't believe you drove so long to surprise us! It was a fantastic day catching up with you and Kristy and laughing a lot. I wish we all lived closer but I'm glad when we see each other that everything is just like normal! :)

    Love you!

  5. Trully, it has passed all the tests of a comfy couch; Fond memories for me include Twilight read, watched and thoroughly enjoyed on said couch; adds a touch of romantic vampire to it's embrace when it gets a hold on you.

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