When I saw that table in the kitchen again, I was as happy as a clam to be able to see it again. It was like seeing the five-year-old me and bringing back my childhood memories.
One day, my mom told me a story about the old table in our kitchen. She said that a long time ago, my great-grandfather owned a land full of teak trees. He told my great-grandmother that he wanted to create something as a memento that he could pass on from generation to generation. So, he got an idea in a flash to make a table out of teak wood. He really kept his nose to the grindstone in order to make the table. After that, a table with the same length and width as a ping pong table had been created. The table was beautifully made from real teak wood which was very limited and expensive wood in that era, even now. The surface of the table is as flat as a pancake with a bright blue color on it, four rounded edges, and a deep black color on all four legs. Typical of my great-grandfather, he always put his name on all of his things, including this table too.
Then after my great-grandfather passed away, he bequeathed the table to his son who is my grandfather now. My grandfather used it as a table for cooking purposes in the kitchen, such as laying a dish rack, cutting vegetables or meat, and sometimes a place to put bags of rice. And for me, the unforgettable thing about the table is when I was about five years old. I was trying to reach the light switch in the kitchen, but it didn’t work so I decided to crawl up to the table and used it as a ladder. I did not know that an old table would have such a wonderful use besides being used for eating.
When my grandfather died, he passed the table on to my mom who is his daughter. My family put and used the table just like my grandfather had done before. This old table was nicely sitting next to the refrigerator in our kitchen. When I saw that table in the kitchen again, I was as happy as a clam to be able to see it again. It was like seeing the five-year-old me and bringing back my childhood memories. What surprised me that even though the color whitened away and some scratches caused by the use of the knife, this old table still looks magnificent and sturdy.