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"Beloved furniture shipped to Granddaughter"

shipping from Austin, Texas Chapel Hill, North Carolina for $1,300.00

5/2/2008
$1,300.00
Austin, Texas
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1342 mi.

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The living room furniture had been purchased to help ease the mixed emotions of Grandparents having to make yet another major move. After 80-plus years in Pennsylvania, they had made the adjustment to live near their son and daughter-in-law in Texas. Now in poor health, they have been asked to adjust to a very small "apartment" inside a health care facility. The grandmother especially liked to walk to the "living room" where she could read on a beautiful chair or sofa, among her family photos and not be reminded that she was in a nursing home. Meanwhile, the grandfather was quite happy with the big screen TV in the bedroom. As time passed, she became became more ill and was moved to the health care side. The grandfather would be moved to a single room. The concern then became what was to be done with the lovely and peaceful furniture she had cherished. When it was proposed to send it to her granddaughter, who was beginning a Ph.D. program at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and in great need of some reminders of home and family, she graciously agreed.

- Tom M.
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