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Sam Walking With The Chair

chair2A few years ago when my grandmother passed away I inherited a little chair that had been in the family for a very long time. It was owned by my Great Great Great Grandfather who died in 1878. My Great Grandfather learned to walk with the chair by turning it upside down and pushing it around the house. Doing so wore down the tops of the legs of the chair at an angle that you can see in the picture to the side.

Sam has been learning to walk lately…matter of fact, he took his first two unassisted steps on Sunday…walking from the coffee table to the chair that Marybeth was sitting in. He’s nine and a half months old. Below is a compilation video of some of the walking with the chair (and a laundry basket) that Sam did when he was eight and a half months old.

August 18, 2009 - Posted by | family, kids, video


  1. And Sam is named for his grandfather, & ultimately the XGreat-Grandfathers who owned & used the chair.

    Comment by Aunt Sue | August 18, 2009

  2. Good point. Sam is named after my Dad…Samuel Edward Davis. My Dad was named after his grandfather (Samuel Eugene Emanuel) who was named after his father (Samuel Oscar Emanuel) who was named after his father (Dr. Samuel Eugene Emanuel)…the original owner of the chair.

    Honestly when we named Sam I didn’t realize how far back in the family that name went! The original “Sam” was born in 1806!

    Comment by Jarvis | August 18, 2009

  3. Jarvis, that was great. Sam looks a lot like you. Glad you will be able to raise a man.

    Comment by Kent | August 18, 2009

  4. Thanks for the video. He sure was enjoying it. Can’t wait to see him, the girls and both of you. Love you all.

    Comment by Great-grandfather-Bill | September 21, 2009

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