Favorite Things Prized Possessions You Can’t Live Without

Favorite Things: Prized Possessions You Can’t Live Without

May 2, 2014 

Ellen Bass Stephenson refinished her granny’s porch rocker.

COURTESY OF ELLEN BASS STEPHENSON

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Her name was Annie Hinton Bass, “Granny Bass” to me. After she passed away in 1978, my Dad gave me one of her front porch rocking chairs. Granny had been an accomplished front porch rocker, especially on Sunday afternoons at the end of a busy week. I cherished the chair even though it was dilapidated and covered in multiple layers of white paint.

Now refinished, the rocker resides in the keeping area of my kitchen, the heartbeat of my home. There, countless conversations and gatherings between family and friends have occurred. The rocker is now strong and the making of great memories continues.

Ellen Bass Stephenson, Wake Forest

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