Waiting. Before church. After church. While your driver gets caught in conversation. Or the children use the restroom.
There are times when you really want to sit while you wait. And not on the church steps. (Although during Bible school I ate lunch many times while sitting on the cement steps. Knees — and other things — were younger, more flexible then.)
It’s sturdy against the extremes of Wisconsin weather. And a nice, friendly size to sit and have a chat.