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Thread: Alzheimer's and SM Collecting = some scary outcomes!

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    Alzheimer's and SM Collecting = some scary outcomes!

    Ok, let me preface by saying as a retired Neuroscience Nurse I am fully aware that Alzheimer's is no laughing matter. Probably most of us on this board have a family member or knows someone with this terrible disease. So....please take this for the lighthearted way it is meant....
    i have been in the process of doing the dreaded inventory of my machines. Some for whatever reason failed to make it in my database (maybe during one of my frenzied buying sprees ) and I periodically like to clean and oil, etc. in the meantime I ran across a lovely little 28 that I thought would be fun to convert to Handcrank. It was the right price and looked very nice, so I bought it. Now I haven't picked it up yet cuz that was a couple of days ago and it requires a road trip. Imagine my chagrin when I pulled out a machine today realized I already have that very same machine. Don't get me wrong, I have several duplicates of my favorite Singer models (15-91, 201, 221, 301, etc.) but some models ...the 28 you can only have so many for your personal collection (IMHO). I have two 28's in the Godzilla one being a Centennial. So...yikes! It's a little scary to think I may have to give this up as I continue to grow older and get way more forgetful! Lol.
    So here is the one I just purchased:
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    And here is the one I already own:
    shoot I had no idea I was buying her twin sister! Does this ever happen to you?
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    Yes. 3 years ago when I was cleaning out the front bedroom for youngest DD to come home with newborn kidlet, behind the bed I found an unopened box from ShopGoodwill, a 99 in a two toned case that I don't remember buying. I already had a 99 in a bentwood case so had no need for it, I have no idea why I thought I had to have it. it's still here somewhere........

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    well clearly, one is for right side up sewing and the other is for ceiling sewing... duhhhhh need them both... hehe

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    They're not the same. One is going to be a hand crank machine when you're done. I have a couple duplicates and I'm only around the 20 machine mark.
    I hope this helps.
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    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Hahaha! Oh Cari, thank you, you do my heart good! I especially love the part " I found an UNOPENED box..." there ya have it in a nutshell! That could have just as easily been me saying that. Lol. Bless you!
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    Lol, my bestest friends helping me out! Seriously I was a little mortified so thanks for bringing some levity to my plight.
    The expert's mind has no room to learn while the beginner's mind is free to know everything....

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    Haven't done it with machines (yet) as I don't have that many. Now, clothing on the other hand...can't tell you how many times I've come home with something and start to put in the closet and think 'well, I must have REALLY liked that to buy it again!'.

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    they sure are pretty!

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    Usually it's groceries that I keep stocked in the pantry. I'll pick up an item thinking I'm out of stock. When I put it away I see that I already have it on hand. It's not a problem most of the time unless it's baking powder.
    Singer 66 treadle, 15-91. 1036. White 2334 Brother serger. And Singer 600 (Touch & Sew) that doesn't count because I only wanted the cabinet!

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