Seat with a View

I have a fascination with seats, chairs, sofas, armchairs, kitchen stools … of all descriptions so I screeched to a halt the other day when I spotted a pouf footstool at one of my favourite places along the Copper Coast here in Co. Waterford.

Copper Coast, Co. Waterford
Copper Coast, Co. Waterford

It brought me back to my youth when I used to sit on one almost identical to this while watching television by the fire with my mother.

Significantly, the spot above Kilmurrin Cove, where this one was perched, was always a place where my mother used to recall the days when Father’s Morris Minor used to conk out half way up the steep hill. He and Mother would gather big stones to put behind the back wheels so they could get going again without a major descent back towards the Cove.

I couldn’t but think that Mother would have loved a sit down on the footstool after these dramas which were always infused with tension as Father had a major thing about cars breaking down!

I was tempted to pop it into the car and bring it home but decided to leave it for the next comer. I wonder, wonder, wonder who placed it so perfectly at that particular spot.

I often wonder now how I ever thought that my parents would be gone from my life when they died. There are just so, so many memories!


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

18 thoughts on “Seat with a View”

  1. Hello to a friend from a AARP member friend who use to visit on Ireland Calling…I read the above post with interest because I find it hard to not pick up cast offs. You wonder what life they had before and the stories that they could tell. I look forward to reading more of your posts as I did when I was a member of the Calling Ireland group.

    1. Hello Joni, I’m thrilled to hear from you and am delighted that you enjoyed the post. I remember you saying about cast-offs in our other forum. Hope all’s well with you.

  2. Captivating and fascinating image, and beautiful story to go along. I adore scenes like these, what a capture! I wonder, too, who placed it there, so perfectly, indeed. Absolutely resplendent. Cheers,

    Autumn Jade

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