The table had lived in many homes and served many purposes in its one hundred years.
People sat around it to eat. People stood around it in groups and rested their drinks upon it, leading to many circular scars.
People used it to rest their ashtrays upon and several times their lit cigarettes, leading to a few linear scars at the edges.
On two occasions, ladies had lain upon it and given birth.
One of these occasions led to a small discoloured area.
Today it lives in a charity shop, serving as a display for old books and knitting patterns.