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Post# 979991   1/26/2018 at 11:28 (266 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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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 (266 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 (266 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 (265 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 (254 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 (225 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 (195 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 (185 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 (185 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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