This bar stool, from Tierney's Tavern in Montclair, belonged to our father, Art Tierney, who passed away on St. Patrick's Day 1987. After his funeral, like a good Irish family, we threw one hell of a party at Tierney's Tavern to celebrate his life! The stool was placed upside down on the bar in his memory. The occasion became quite a memory all its own. One of our family's favorite moments was the vision of our mother dancing on the bar while a nun played bartender. At the end of the celebration, we asked the bartenders what would happen to the stool after the party was over. They told us that it would never be sat on again and would be put in the basement of the tavern. For us, that wasn't a satisfying ending to the stool's legacy, so we took it with us a the end of the night. It has followed us ever since. For years it was in different locations that we have lived. Many people have sat on it, enjoyed a drink, and celebrated with our family and friends; just as our father would have wanted. When we opened Tierney's Copperhouse, the stool found a home in the corner, watching over us and forever joining the party.