I call it "my" couch as opposed to "our" couch because it came from my apartment in Takoma Park. And before that, it came from my apartment in DC I shared with my college boyfriend. Kevin's couch (from his old apartment in Germantown) is in the mancave, alive and mostly well. Apparently, I broke the lounger on it a few years ago, but I have no memory of this, so I can't tell what is anyway completely different story.
When I told my friend we were getting new furniture, she said and I quote "But...what about the comfy green couch?" It was an enduring favorite in my house. This couch. Cozy. Green. LONG. Soft and inviting. Lately a little too soft and inviting, as most people needed a hand to stand up after sitting on it. More to the point, they were sitting IN the couch. Here is my history of and eulogy for the comfy green couch.
|Another sster, The Pig and CGC, 2007|
|Corbetts, Blanchards and CGC 2006|
CGC watched as She got a roommate. NK was the perfect roommate. She never spilled a drop of her ubiquitous bottle of red wine on CGC, nor did she ever leave anything lying on it that didn't belong there. NK was cool, clean, laid back, easy to talk to but not nosy, fun. NK was fun to have around for a summer, then she moved to Paris to teach English. As far as She knows, NK is still in Paris. Awesome.
|Kali Frodo, Polish Ninja and CGC (AT hikers)|
CGC saw as a new love came into She's life. It passively participated in more than his share of romantic romps and passionate interludes. It watched their relationship grow into something more than the summer fling it started out as. CGC was there (literally, right THERE) when She told him she thought she was in love with him, and he said it back. It witnessed them laugh and play and fight and make up and grow into partners.
It was there as they packed up the great little apartment in Takoma Park and the apartment in Germantown to move together to a house in Silver Spring. It watched them plan their wedding. CGC was miffed not to get an invite to the wedding, but nevertheless, it hosted She's family admirably at the impromptu, post-wedding party that happened in their house (unbeknownst to the bride and groom).
The Husband was laying on CGC when She came running out of the bathroom with a home pregnancy test saying through happy tears that she was pregnant. It watched her get big and fat and swollen as they looked for a house to buy. It was packed up one more time and moved to their nice house in Silver Spring and settled in to end its days in peace.
|Sister, Mama, Baby and CGC 2009|
Thank you Comfy Green Couch. Every time I see you in pictures, I will have fond memories of your place in my life, and the all times - good and bad and everything in between - that you witnessed.
Sadly, I couldn't find any pictures from before 2006 (I think I had a film camera up until that point)...but there are many many photos of CGC in photo albums...since pretty much every photo take at my home during that time would have been on or around the Comfy Green Couch.