I worked in the bedroom this morning...cleaning, and setting up a VERY old piece of furniture.
You can see it in the left hand corner of the picture.
The bed was very narrow, and six feet long. The support was just some burlap, hanging in the middle.
The shop owner told us it was once a "slave bed". She had two of them in her shop.
Kelly wanted it for a youth bed for Kayla. I wanted it because I love antiques.
My son in law cut the planks down, and Kayla had the cutest little bed ever!
The longer I had it, the more I couldn't part with it. The bed is such a piece of history. It's a reminder of a time when people owned people.....a time, that hopefully, will NOT be repeated.
I will let my grandchildren know what this old piece of furniture was used for. Hopefully they will appreciate how far this country has come, and will have compassion for the person that slept in this bed so many years ago.