Trying to unfurnish old age



Painting and collage by SALLY MELLO, at the Art Complex Museum, in Duxbury, Mass. It's her grandmother's chair.

We too have  some old furniture, s0me of which we'd like t0 unload on  our adult children, but they have shown little interest in it. Will much of it end up in the dump, or as firewood? Such are the sorts of questions associated with old age.