Last week I hung out with my parents in the home that I grew up in – from 5th grade on anyway. They’ve lived in the same home for 32 years (is that right? – my how time flies).
While I was home I ate at this table:
My parents bought this table when I was born, 43 years ago. Many meals, games, art projects, and conversations have taken place around this table. My parents have no plans to replace the table. Why would they? The table is solid wood with leaves and an indestructible finish. It’s the perfect table.
In our increasingly disposable world, it’s so refreshing to see something built for the long haul.
Take a bite out of landfill waste:
- Buy quality – things that are made to last.
- Take care of your things, so you don’t need to trash or replace them.
My kitchen table is ten years old and I hope to play cards on it with my grandkids someday. I don’t need a new table. My table is accumulating memories and it’s built to last.
How old is your table?
Sidenote: I’m not a Deadhead, but found it interesting that ‘Built to Last’ was the thirteenth and final studio album by the Grateful Dead (released in 1989).