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Post# 979991   1/26/2018 at 11:28 (757 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis/Fort Lauderdale)        

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Part I located in the link below was getting very long, so I'm starting a new thread for this stream...


Post# 980000 , Reply# 1   1/26/2018 at 11:54 (757 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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. . . you spent $40.00 for a 1.25L Visions casserole and lid, just for heating your lunchtime can of soup in the microwave oven at work.



Post# 980011 , Reply# 2   1/26/2018 at 14:03 (757 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

When you tell the appliance salesman an the local mom and pop appliance store that, "Ill never buy a new washer or dryer from you; your job is to keep my Maytags from 1977 in harvest gold, working." His answer is, with a smile on his face. "I know it and I can still get parts for them."
The same goes for my 1990 electric Whirlpool stove too. New parts are in for that; all he needs to do is to install them.

I did buy a new freezer on the bottom whirlpool fridge from him 4 years ago.
His parents started the business in the 50's and sold Easy, ABC, Speed Queen and Norge. I love talking with him mom, she remembers a lot about those halcyon days.

Post# 980055 , Reply# 3   1/26/2018 at 22:26 (757 days old) by StrongEnough78 (California)        

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You have a dream of being in a laundromat the size of a warehouse with endless aisles of every make and model of vintage coin-op machines, deciding which ones to use, just to wake up before you can start and sit there in a foul mood for a few hours.

Post# 981780 , Reply# 4   2/7/2018 at 15:20 (745 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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 . . . you can't stop lamenting "A life wasted boiling water" every time you make a no-boil baked pasta entree.

Post# 985831 , Reply# 5   3/8/2018 at 11:40 (716 days old) by Joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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. . . You’re gonna grab that Ambiano flipping Belgian waffle iron from ALDI next week and report back on what you get for 20 bucks.


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Post# 989710 , Reply# 6   4/6/2018 at 23:52 (687 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
While I was taking a nap:

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I dreamed I was using all these heat lamps, space heaters, and bare light bulbs and a neon sculpture & perhaps a real bug zapper to rid a closet of all these bugs, when my daughter woke me...

And last month, I dreamed I was trying too sneak into the shower at my dad's house, when he was washing his hands at the bathroom sink on a CELL PHONE (my sister got him subscribed to a Trac Phone, that he'd never used, let alone, let it be the only phone in the house, refusing to replace his obsolete land-line he still uses; the only phone there is in my sister's old bedroom on the floor) so he actually gabbing on it & even saw the empty holster for it on his belt, though I wonder how I got a front view of him at the sink, as if I were on the other side of the mirror, when my wife woke me...

Naturally, the daughter waking me was OK, it didn't interrupt anything, as that dream seemed finished, but my wife WASN'T, as that dream wasn't done & she had NO reason to wake me & to get me up for what she did...! (Kind'a yelled at her for disturbing & breaking up my dream, too)

-- Dave

Post# 991107 , Reply# 7   4/17/2018 at 12:36 (676 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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. . . you ran the numbers and realized you've been shaving with Norelco shavers for 50 years.


And, yes, the first one was a Christmas gift when I was 13.

Post# 991136 , Reply# 8   4/17/2018 at 16:10 (676 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Wow, Joe, you're about the same age as me. I've only been shaving for 46 years - you started early.

I have 3 nephews, and neither of the older 2 shaved until they were 19. The youngest (different father) started when he was 12!

Post# 993116 , Reply# 9   5/4/2018 at 22:33 (659 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I dreamed the Washing Machine Police were going to take my Top-Load Kenmore & make me replace it with one of those new Sh-Boom, Sh-Boom front loaders, amidst my protest that it wouldn't hold what my top-loader holds, and the repairman was even over convincing me I couldn't get any parts for her either (though somehow the dryer was OK) and this was all due to water inefficiency & the need for water conversation...,--Yadda, yadda, yadda--all while I think Side 2 of this: was playing (which I somehow always seem to fall asleep during)...

-- Dave


Post# 993139 , Reply# 10   5/5/2018 at 07:15 (659 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I don't remember

Pierre Lalond. He has the "Association" groups sound. Same era. Maybe I heard his music and thought it was them.
My Folks gave us a family gift in 1969 for Christmas. A Sears Silvertone fold up green portable stereo phonograph. Mom always played Chopin, Mario Lanza, Andy Willimas, Ray Connif etc. Dad like Chet Atkins, Hank Williams, Xavier Cougat, Henry Manicini.
We had the usual Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, etc. stuff.
They exposed us to as much culture and history as their budget and time allotted.
Mom always told us all people are equal, not to be a bigot, etc.
She worked in Pittsburgh as a nurse, and knew a lot of different people. My dad was more sheltered. Grew up in a small coal mining burough with only dagos, hunky's and pollacks, one Irish family. Seriously, only about 80 families.

Post# 993179 , Reply# 11   5/5/2018 at 14:46 (658 days old) by Athanasius80 (California)        

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When you have a question about 1950s mixers and know that the guys here know more than Google does on the topic.

Post# 993266 , Reply# 12   5/6/2018 at 08:29 (658 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Yes, I got the Pierre Lalonde for the arrangements by Ben McPeek (staring another angle of record & CD collecting w/ artists/groups he'd worked on & even his own albums) more than just The Guess Who "These Eyes"...

Here's Side 1, not nearly as enticing:

While I remember "on borrowed time" being in a sentence probably referring that washer & dryer "they were coming to take away", maybe during "Canterbury Station" originally done by a West Coast artist, Deane Hawley on a '45'... (No vid, & somehow may never for me be that actual item; arranged by Jimmie Haskell, as was the B-Side & another single, circa. '69-'70...)

-- Dave


Post# 993306 , Reply# 13   5/6/2018 at 15:19 (657 days old) by rinso (Meridian Idaho)        

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When you spare no expense rebuilding a 1960 Ironrite.

Post# 993321 , Reply# 14   5/6/2018 at 17:46 (657 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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"Come Together" on the radio, the Beatles one I remember/grew up on, and "over me" coming from Laura in the back seat & this was a few years ago, she sang it when it was playing...

Re: Lalonde album--last one still-sealed, in the midst of not being able to add anything to my list'nin' gallery:

-- Dave


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Post# 1005837 , Reply# 15   9/2/2018 at 08:48 (539 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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"The windows are illuminated by the evening, sun shines through them, their fiery gems, for you, only for you...", sings Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, on "Our House", and I seemed to first hear it when it came out many years ago at MY house, though the closest thing to this going on there, relating to the song, was construction going on in the street and those round, orange blinkers on those wooden road blockers coming on as the day turned to night... Well, maybe some candles, as opposed to a fire in a fireplace, reflecting on the windows...

And did anyone else hear the last "I'll light the fire..." at the end of the song suddenly interrupted by a news broadcast on 630 AM CFCO? (Helen Reddy covered this song, the, too!)

-- Dave


Post# 1016856 , Reply# 16   12/5/2018 at 00:40 (445 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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"What is the color, the black is burnt?" asks Neil Young on this song, though to me he didn't enunciate himself well asking "What is the color of air?", until I listened to it well, years later, and you know what?  Back then, I think I asked my parents what color Air was...




-- Dave


Post# 1017176 , Reply# 17   12/7/2018 at 08:20 (443 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Okay, "What is the color when black is BURNED?", is what's asked...


Middle School Music: The slogging rhythm and draggy tempo made me quickly change the radio station on this:


Although at a dress shop (Downtown Ferndale's Dress Barn--now the Found Sound record store) I couldn't escape it playing, nor Dusty Springfield's "Wishin' & Hopin' (You Will Be His)"and The Temptations' "My Girl" coming on before & after it, respectively...


And along with the Moog synthesizer fills (a Squarewave was about as hard to "surf" as a real one, coming from a group, who'd started off as Beach Boys competitors in The Crossfires before becoming The Turtles) and seeing the lyrics to Happy Together in a Song Hits magazine & an Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner that it was written by, and credited with an "as recorded by The Turtles: surely made me literally believe that this was a Cartoon group, before such became Ninjas, though I surely never actually watched, but seeing 1966 obviously in a Flintstones-dominated world, would just have deemed it an also-ran before my time...


But anyway, leave it to me to hear it on an AM transistor radio on my way down the basement stairs (& the further down I walked, the ore the horns & chimes at the end got cracked up, as did the "Oooohhhh" sung at the end) to get THAT recognized introduction to it & everything about it to come together, right down to my dad pointing out to what I was listening to & who it was by--and also how that song is SUPPOSED to go & sound, as opposed to the namely-pamby nature I assumed it got sung as, and by anthropomorphic turtles... 




-- Dave


Post# 1017247 , Reply# 18   12/7/2018 at 16:27 (442 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Oh, shoot! Forgot what makes this AW-related:

Thought one of the lines was: “showed me how to SEW!”—yes, what I meant to put here...

I also had the Hugo Montenegro version from MOOG POWER—the thing to do The Robot to...

And got to hear The Byrds original, in it’s acoustically-“turn, turn, turn” true-form...

Also just recently found out: “it’s not a trick at all” is really: “it’s not a TRIP at all...”, even though back then, I’m sure people did enough trippin’ that “trick” would be the right word, just get a break from what everyone was counterculturally doing, to give wa6 to “something else as bad”, that fit in either way...

— Dave

Post# 1057990 , Reply# 19   1/18/2020 at 00:09 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Why do I keep having dreams about rec rooms that are in structures, like enclosed gazebos or that are just rev halls that are these outbuildings and have been turning on/off lights in them with pull chains in the dark?

— Dave

Post# 1058000 , Reply# 20   1/18/2020 at 05:19 by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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When you’re schlepping your 2016 TOL Whirlpool FL pair out to the garage because you’d rather have your “new” ‘74 Lady Kenmore set in the laundry room located near the bedroom so the belt noise will help you fall asleep.

Post# 1058020 , Reply# 21   1/18/2020 at 09:13 by sarahperdue (Alabama)        
When someone

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Asks about your kitchen renovation and you spend twenty minutes describing each appliance, what makes it unique and why it’s better than something new without noticing their eyes glaze over...


Post# 1058033 , Reply# 22   1/18/2020 at 12:13 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

When you take a 17 hour 1000 mile road trip to pick up a 1970 Kenmore washer and dryer in shaded copper tone.

Post# 1058045 , Reply# 23   1/18/2020 at 15:47 by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

When you're doing laundry and your best friend surprises you with a Whirlpool World Washer that was bought on Facebook for $15.

Post# 1058047 , Reply# 24   1/18/2020 at 16:04 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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When you spend so much money, blood, sweat and tears to get/repair a vintage appliance.

Post# 1058293 , Reply# 25   1/21/2020 at 15:04 by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Is this man a VIP member of AW.ORG

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I thought this was a somebody having a joke when I heard about this on the radio last week on BBC radio 5 live last Friday. He seems to echo the thoughts of members of this site. It appears the report may be true. Regards Nigel.

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Post# 1058309 , Reply# 26   1/21/2020 at 18:41 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Anything I have to say about the man in the video is best left to the Dirty Laundry forum.


I’ve had a number of different dishwashers since 2000 (KitchenAid; Frigidaire; Maytag; LG; GE; Whirlpool; and all of them did a great job cleaning tough loads while using less water and energy than vintage machines.

Cycle times on new machines are substantially longer, but my beloved 1984 TOL KitchenAid really didn’t clean any better than the newer machines I’ve had.


I use only the 1-hour cycle on my plain Jane 2017 Whirlpool portable and am impressed at how well it does on really grungy pots & pans in softened water with a high-quality detergent.

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