An Ode to Kitchen Tables

Many kitchen tables have been included as a supporting role in our lives.

Stabilizing our first roll over and crawl space for many a generation.

A kitchen table enables it’s owner to pound dough into eatable masterpieces.

Daily food prep for mealtime and conversations about the day.

Children’s craft projects and homework.

Tooling around and tinkering.

Taking it easy after cleaning up the supper dishes.

Playing board games while Barbie and Ken’s camper is parked on the side.

Figuring in household budgets and shifting over family photographs.

Coffee with family and friends eating sweet treats from the glass bowl.

Crying, laughing and hearing the latest gossip over a glass of wine.

With mom falls asleep on the Scranton Times newspaper around midnight.

Dressing the table in assorted holiday finery from the 1960’s to present time.

Your 1970’s attire comes to mind with harvest gold and avocado green flowers.

Gathering around grandma’s tables to fit sixty people.

To feast upon many a Thanksgiving turkey and several Christmas hams.

Less place settings are needed now when loved ones have passed away

Hoping they are seated at a larger banquet hall table farther than the eye can see.

Relaying stories of their kitchen table lives for one and all.

Waiting for us to rejoin them at the new table of heavenly life.

© Mary Anne Abdo



  1. SueW says:

    Aw, I love this, and you’re so right. So much life around the kitchen table. thank you, Mary Anne.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. You are welcome Sue. I always enjoy being a part of the weekly prompts community.


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