Launching Stage: As their oldest goes away to college, this family is thinking about downsizing their home. Although their children are leaving them, the couple will still cherish their old couch.
Midyears Stage: With all of their children gone, the couple has downsized to a small cottage and retired. They still have their old couch, which reminds them of their children.
Aging Stage: Now an elderly couple, they moved into a retirement home so they can receive the medical care they need. They brought their favorite couch with them so that they can relive the memories they made throughout their life.