FAT GIRLS LIKE TO ROCK TOO

From the Age of Consideration
FAT GIRLS LIKE TO ROCK TOO

In the Collection of Dawn Roberts

Rocking Chair, Ash and Pecan.
Rae took several classes in woodworking at the UW, as well as having access to quite a few tools at home, since I (Math) had worked at the Amana Furniture Shop.  She wanted a rocking chair, one that she could fit in, as a large woman, and feel comfortable with, so she made one to fit her dimensions, and sturdy enough to be an heirloom.
She made several pieces of furniture out of Ash, including a queen-sized bed with matching nightstands, an easy chair and ottoman, and several stools.  But the rocker was given a title, signed on the bottom of the seat (making it one of the few pieces she actually put her name on), and given a place in Women, Domesticity, and Objects of Power.
And Rae did like to rock.  When we were younger she would dance, and even when in a motorized chair, she would spin and wheel around the floor.

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