Week One of summer fun started in North Carolina! I grew up in High Point, NC. You may have heard of the biannual furniture market that takes place in High Point, NC. Good ol’ High Point has about 111,300 residents. High Point has the world’s largest chest of drawers. Yep! I’m not making this up! Makes sense when you realize that High Point is considered the Furniture Capital of the World. From the www.visitnc.com site:
Known as the Bureau of Information in 1926, this restored, beautiful, 19th-century dresser is the “World’s Largest Chest of Drawers.” Standing 36 feet high, it was built to call attention to High Point as the Furniture Capital of the World. Two large socks hang from the drawers as a nod to the area’s hosiery industry.
Thomasville, which is right down the road, and known for making furniture has the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair. I spent a couple of my high school years in Thomasville. A dry county until recently.
Built of concrete and steel in 1948 and set on a granite pedestal in 1951, the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair is perhaps the sturdiest of America’s giant chairs, and without a doubt the prettiest.
Future President Lyndon Johnson sat in it when he campaigned for VP in 1960, and its 10-foot-square seat has been graced with a procession of governors, mayors, and beauty queens over the years. You can’t sit in it, but you can admire its 30-foot-tall majesty.
My family no longer lives in High Point or Thomasville. The all have moved to High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC. Y’all may have heard of Lexington BBQ! Delicious and truly distinctive from other BBQ styles.
Here is all about the Lexington Barbecue Festival:
Week One of super fun did not include the festival, the large chest of drawers, or the big chair. It was all about time in the pool, in the lake, and on the boat with cousins!
See you on the lake!