Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Leaves


Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Leaves

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 22/19


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “leaves.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!


For SOCS, we have the prompt word, ‘leaves’. Several ways you can go with this word. Linda G. Hill, our hostess, gives us fun prompts every week. To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!


Well, this is SOCS, so here goes…

Leaves, yes there are leaves on the trees, and sometimes they are green like now for summer, but I like the orange and yellow and red leaves of autumn more. We have one tree in our yard, the front yard. It is a fruitless mulberry and is pretty large. It has probably a jillion leaves. The best is when they all turn yellow, and drift slowly down to the ground, making a crunchy carpet of yellow. Some years they fall here and there, but a few times, we’ve had a hard freeze, and the leaves just all come down at once, whomp! So weird.

Now, I want to talk about table leaves. Table leaves? Table leafs?

There are some kitchen or dining room tables that have extra inserts you can add, to make the table larger. You pull apart the two sides leaving a gap. That’s where you put the extra wood piece, and we always called it the table leaf. Or leaves, if you have more than one insert. Do they even make tables like that anymore? Our table here does not do that. It has no leaves.

And now, I will take my leave, and wish y’all a happy Saturday! 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

18 responses »

    • That would be funny saying the table leaves the room or something like that! Very cool name for the Toronto Maple Leafs team! Guess they wouldn’t be called leaves, though. 🙂

    • How neat! I’d love to hear a story about your consignment shop table and its leaf. Seems we used to have one that used a leaf. Can’t remember much about it, and where did we store the extra leaf when we weren’t using it? Who knows. 🙂

  1. We had a table with two leafs when we were growing up because we had lots of extended family dinners. Our house was the place for Thanksgiving and Christmas most of the time. I had a table with a leaf as well but we hardly eat dinner at the table since I have my office in the kitchen so there was no need for it. Happy Saturday!

    • I know what you mean, Janet. For a long time it was holiday dinners at my grandma’s house, then it moved to my parent’s house. We always had to put in the table leaf when everyone was together.
      We almost never eat at our table now. Mostly we just have a big jigsaw puzzle on there in progress all the time. 🙂

    • Thanks, Roberta!
      Seems like everyone had a table like this in the past. I don’t see them much anymore, though. Now I’m wondering why they called those extra inserts leaves or leafs. I should look that up! 🙂

  2. My parents had a dining room table with two extra leaves, and I remember putting them in and taking them out. Mary and I bought a round table with a single leaf after we’d been married a couple of years. About half the time we put it in, the rest of the time we left it out. As far as I know, it’s still a thing.

    • Thanks, John!
      My parents had a table with two leaves too, and we did the same. Taking them out or putting them in, according to how big a crowd were coming over for dinner. In googling around it seems these kind of tables have been around for a very long time, but especially the kind that have hinges, called the drop leaf table, and also the gate leg table. Still can’t find why they are called a leaf or leaves. One explanation was the table was made of wood, and wood comes from tree, and a leaf is an extension of a tree…so a table extension is called a leaf. Sounds as good as anything else, I guess. But not all tables like this were made of wood. The old chrome leg tables had leaves, too.

  3. My dining room and kitchen tables have the leaves build in and they pop up from underneath. Good choice for the prompt and isn’t strange that these extra planks for the table are called leaves?

    • Thanks, Deborah!
      I like the sound of your kind of table, where they are attached so they won’t get misplaced. It is funny that they call them leaves! I like your word better – planks! 🙂

  4. My parents’ old tables had leaves, but somehow they got misplaced. I don’t remember us using them. It seems like they would stay in or out. But I can imagine they could be useful when you have a lot of company and not enough space to leave the leaves in all the time.

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