Wow, that was note-worthy. If I had been driving that way, I probably wouldn't have seen something THAT small. (must be a slow weekend for news)
Drivers beware of couch in the road on Route 19, Bergen
Submitted by Billie Owens on September 10, 2011 - 3:27pm
Don't you just hate it when those couches leave the herd and wander into the road?
Billie, Thanks for the Craigslist style tip. I went to get it but someone else beat me to it.
I in now way meant to offend you, Billie. I enjoy this site a great deal, and am appreciative of all that you publish.
Had you mentioned the possible hazard, it may not have seemed so dull to me. No need to get mean. It's not becoming.
That was no couch. It was an 18th C Louis XV Canapé, hand-carved walnut covered in silk. Thank you, Billie, for steering traffic around it. Without your words of caution I would be out the 35 Gs American Pickers paid for it.
WTH ? I got up for two minutes to get some chips and I'll be damned, someone stole my couch !
I hope Jeff Foxworthy doesn't hear about this.
Billy Thanks for posting this, My son was driving with there two small childern coming home that way and I was able to call them and worn them....Thanks again
"As for the couch, it was on a rise cresting an overpass and it could have surprised somebody, although not Lisa of course."
The couch could not have been associated with an overpass in the "northbound lane on Rt. 19 in Bergen, north of Bovee Road" (which intersects Rt. 19 in the hamlet of Stonechurch). There is no overpass- not to the north. Rt. 19 spans the Thruway, but that is south of Bovee Rd. There is, however, an overpass on Bovee Rd.; it spans Rt. 490. Bovee Rd. runs east and west; there is no northbound lane.
It was on the north end of the thruway overpass on route 19. And it was a loveseat. It's funny it was on here, because I saw it when I returned home from Niagara Falls around 3 pm.
Gabor, i put your couch in my truck and then when I got to the bar, It was gone!. Now I know where I lost it, I'm thinking that was when i veered off the road while handin' a beer back to my cousin sitting on the couch. Ummmm
Say has anyone seen my cousin?
Some twit tweeted that they saw Bueford T Pusser and Lance O Boyle carrying it down the road a piece.
Btw. The matching chair is on Rt. 19 on the Thruway bridge.
Reminds me of a trip I took several years ago. As I was going over that same bridge there was a young man with his thumb out looking for a ride.
He was carrying a light green type military bag over his shoulders.As he approached the truck and confirmed that I was gonna give him a ride Into the town of Bergen,I seen him toss that mysterious bag In the back of my truck.So,we got moving and Introduced ourselves and I had to ask him what was In the bag.He replied "None of your business".well being as easy going as I am I just blew It off and drove on to the town of Bergen and dropped of my recenly picked up hitchhiker..We exchanged a few "Take It easy and good lucks" to each other and I proceeded on with where I was going.
I had forgotten about the light green military sack till I got home and seen It In the back of my truck.
BTW the couch Is still there as of 6 pm tonight and I never seen that young man again
Doug, what did you do with the money in the bag?
Billie, he made it home, but now since we ain't got no couch, he's gotta keep sleepin on the kitchen table. I hate it when he passes out and I wanna eat lunch. Word to the wise, if anyone sees him sittin' on a loveseat, don't approach him, if you know what i mean.