There was a time when families gathered in the same room around the same table for meals. This was our custom during these years still...1975 - 1982 with three teenagers and the youngest not far behind.
I never protected the beautiful finish with a pad and we used the table daily...the entire family of six ate at the table for regular meals..Breakfast, lunch and Dinner and homework was done around this table. Imagine the conversations, disagreements, problems created, discussed, and settled here.
$100. in a shop in Owensboro, Kentucky. 1975 -It was barnwood grey square four chair table. The movers picked it up for us on the way out of town as we were moving to Crossett, Arkansas
When it was delivered to the house on Walnut Street, Deanna examined it closely and exclaimed: "It's so beautiful I could kiss it." And she did.
By the way did I mention that the cost for extending the length of the table and the refinish was about four times the original investment
I do hope someone in our family genuinely wants to claim this furniture for themselves one day.