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Thread: 40 plus year old unsolved crime

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    40 plus year old unsolved crime

    40 year plus unsolved crime:

    SCENE OF HEINOUS CRIME:
    Shelbyville High School home ec class

    DATE:
    probably in the 1960s

    CRIME:
    defacing school property

    SHOCKING EVIDENCE:
    name KEITH FOWLER engraved on Singer 404 sewing machine

    Suspect may still live in Indiana
    Suspect may be married to Keith Fowler
    Suspects may be between 60 and 66 years old
    Please come forward if you are the guilty person
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    Shocking evidence: Name:  electric and Rodney 040.JPG
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    The victim:
    Name:  electric and Rodney 041.JPG
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    That is hilarious! How did you come to own the machine?

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    If the guilty party comes forward you gonna give 'em the machine .... or a knuckle sandwich?

    Joe

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    When I was 6 years old I scratched my 4 year old brother's name into the lid of my grandma's piano. He didn't know how to write so I was caught! Now the piano is mine, and his name is still there!

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    I bought the machines from the school - I think there were 15 machines - all but two work - those two were the parts donors. I learned a lot about the Singer 404s and 401s from that lot of machines. I was looking at the bed of that machine and saw looked like letters so I rubbed it with a crayon and could see what it said.

    I did a google search - I think I know where a Keith Fowler lives and I found his wife's name. But did he marry the gal who wrote his name on the Home Ec class machine? If so are they still married? Did they have any children? Does she sew? Is she a QB member??? What if he married someone else? Does Keith Fowler know some gal engraved his name on school property? Did she get caught by the teacher? Am I the first to figure out the dirty little secret?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyncat View Post
    When I was 6 years old I scratched my 4 year old brother's name into the lid of my grandma's piano. He didn't know how to write so I was caught! Now the piano is mine, and his name is still there!
    We bought a brand new car 30 some years ago. Our oldest son wrote his name all over the place on one of the doors. the next day. Then he took a stick and drew all the way around the car.
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    This is intersting.. back in the day.. people where encouraged to engrave there names on valuables.. along with there social security number.. so in the event its was ever stolen.. it could be returned. I have my mom's 306W.. good thing it never left the family , since her social security number is etched into it. Funny I never thought about this until you posted this .

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    If the guilty party comes forward you gonna give 'em the machine .... or a knuckle sandwich?

    Joe
    I have a lot invested in that machine. I want answers...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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