Re: [gardeners] There's no stove like an old stove . . .

Alan Zelhart (
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 07:43:50 -0700

Not only the stoves, but the refridgerators as well.  I saw an old
refrigerator like my granny use to have, electric, rounded instead of
squared off edges.  It was in an antique store the other day for $650!
Worth more now than it was when the original owner purchased it, I'm


penny x stamm wrote:

> Carol wrote:  You should see what they're asking for these
> "vintage" pieces at the specialty stores here in L.A.!
> I'd hate to part with it.  And I've learned to wear  long oven
> mitts and sit down on a chair, when I'm tending the broiler....
> In fact, I think I would find things too heavy for manipulating
> in and out of an eye level oven. There's something very
> satisfying about working in a position of command.
> What's more, when my microwave quit on me a few months
> ago, my hubby, Jimmie, for the very first time in recorded
> history, declined to take it apart amd repair it!  So I asked my
> kindly garbage man to come in and carry it out, and he had no
> problem with it. However, Jimmie would not allow me to go
> trotting off alone to buy a new one. He wanted to be in on the
> decision making, for he wanted a more comfortable door
> than we had had, plus a built-in turntable. We could never get
> together for the big excursion, so I went downstairs to the
> pile of stuff which my daughter had left behind, and rescued
> a beat up ancient microwave with a terrible door, barely
> enough room for my portable turntable, and no "seconds"
> buttons -- in fact, I could not even set the time in anticipation,
> or it would play out right away...
> So I have a stove with a hole in it, and a microwave which must
> have been the very first one off somebody's assembly line. But
> we must not forget the washing machine, also in the kitchen.
> It walks. In fact, it dances. Never used to, but it sure does now!
> Small load, big load, no matter. We've slaved over leveling the
> darned thing, and even my genius son-in-law worked on the
> problem, but guess what..?  It still walks.
> Bottom line:  because of the big snow storm, Jimmie's 79th
> birthday party will be held on this coming Saturday, sit down
> dinner  for 17. Everything works (and that also includes
> Jimmie who hand shovelled the 130 ft driveway today for the
> third time this season) so I really can't knock it...
> Come to think of it, Jim's cousin once gave us the most
> fantastic Christmas present:  it was a grocery carton full to
> the brim of all the oddball sizes, shapes and colors of
> surviving china since she had gotten married..!  I think I'll go
> drag that down from the attic.....
> Penny, NY
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