Get Rockin' In Rocky Mount
An Old Rocking Chair, is it a Southern Thang?
Rocking chairs (sometimes called rockers) first made an appearance sometime in the 1700s, although no one knows exactly when. Stories also abound that ...
Rocking chairs (sometimes called rockers) first made an appearance sometime in the 1700s, although no one knows exactly when. Stories also abound that Benjamin Franklin is the inventor of the rocking chair, while others suggest that he did not invent the chairs but was one of the earliest owners of one. But, regardless of who actually invented these amazing pieces of furniture, there is no doubt that rockers are the most comfortable of all types of chairs available today.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN? WHY BUTTER MY BUTT AND CALL ME A BISCUIT! This county is named after Franklin, yes there is a town called Franklin in Virginia and then there is the notorious moonshine capital of the USA Franklin County VA. You know...the moon always shines in Franklin County VA.
Rocking in this innkeeper's estimation goes way back to a Mama and her baby! Rock-a-bye babyyyyyyyy...where she rocks the baby to sleep, so really what can we say, "it's in our nature" to rock! Way back when our mother's knew that rocking was the one thing to relax us.
Just as outdoor rocking chairs and porch rocking chairs are popular today, in the first days of rocking chairs people enjoyed the relaxing, undulating back and forth motion while taking in the beauty of nature in the garden. This gentle motion created by the rocking chair is found soothing by many, similar to the motions of a swaying cradle. Often outdoor rocking chairs are displayed on porches and have since become an American standard for relaxation and outdoor enjoyment.
A visit to The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast will provide ample time to sit on the porch in a rocker and watch the fireflies in the warm Summer evenings.
THE TIME TO RELAX IS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR IT. So get Rockin' in Rocky Mount!
Info from here http://www.myrockingchairs.com/ and herehttp://www.rockingchairjack.com/rocking-chair-history/
VIRGINIA IS FOR ROCKING CHAIR LOVERS
Life is too short for bad coffee... Shellie @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia http://www.claibornehouse.net