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Thread: I know you guys will appreciate this story....

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    I know you guys will appreciate this story....

    So, I went today to my local Savers (just in case you don't have Savers where you live, it's a thrift store, like Salvation Army, only a bit nicer) to drop off some donations. Every time I go near there, I always check in to see if that elusive antique sewing machine is just waiting for me to grab it. Alas, the only things I've ever seen are 1970's and 1980's Singers, usually dinged up, missing pieces, and a total mess.

    Today I went back into my usual area - the furniture/appliance department. I was glancing around and I saw - on the very bottom shelf - a BLACK CASE!! In my head, I'm going OMG.....OMG.... OMG! I practically sprinted to it (yes, there were other people around, and I hoped to avoid a shoving match), dragged it out, opened the top and found - A HAM RADIO SET!!

    Then I stood there laughing at myself for about 5 minutes.

    There's always next time, I guess!

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    You were sVed this time...lol.
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    I stop and look as well when I am near the Savers here. There was one there one day, two tone, pretty dirty, but shiny under the grime (I checked), only $12.50. I almost picked it up. It was a National or an International...can't remember which. I didn't get it, and have been sorry ever since. And, I have only seen a couple yucky, broken, plastic relics since....live and learn. Someone got a nice machine that day.

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    Oh, yes! I'm sure your heart was going a mile a minute! Good that you can laugh about your disappointment.

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    I do appreciate your story and I also felt your disappointment. I just knew you were going to tell us you had found a FW. I would have never gused it was going to be a Ham Radio. I 'm so sorry. Don't give up as your turn will come.
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    LOL! That was hilarious...and yes...we can all relate.

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    I went to my local Goodwill and on the bottom shelf was the 'yellow' straw case! Picked it up, sat it on the buggy and opened it. A 306K Singer, with everything there. No attachments, but had all the cords and a bobbin case. I paid 17.50 for it and got it to the truck just as it started to rain. LOL Although..I almost broke my arm when I first started to pick it up! Didn't know those things weigh 25LBS!! Cleaned up great and with the proper needle, sew like a dream. Got lucky and found some cams for it, but haven't tried them yet.
    So keep looking, you will find a great deal one of these days.
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    What !!!! how dare black boxes hold anything but FW's

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    LOL! That happened while antiquing a couple weeks ago in VA! I was sure it was a FW and noooooo, it was a radio or something. Too funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    What !!!! how dare black boxes hold anything but FW's
    Unless, of course, they're MUCH smaller and just happen to be attached to an airplane........sorry, but your day WILL come!
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    It's good that you can laugh about it. I would have laughed too---after I stopped crying! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    What !!!! how dare black boxes hold anything but FW's
    My thoughts exactly! How dare they imitate the beloved FW! LOL!!
    Aronel aka Lee

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    You made my day, that is so funny you always go into the places and think what will jump out to me this day and a ham radio, now if any of my family was still alive they would shout for joy as they were all ham radio operators but me LOL I think I would have cried on the spot!! How dare they....You should have put a post it on the darn case and said Not what you think it is......

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    You should have bought it. Some day it will be the only way we will be able to communicate, that is after the internet and satilites fail!
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    Better luck next time!

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    Now that WAS a funny story. Thanks for sharing.

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    ~giggle~ I TRY not to run...but have been known to stride rather purposely toward black boxes...and have been known to veer off when I see they aren't quite the right shape. In the beginning tho...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    WHOH --Slow down my heart!!!!!

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    Glad I was able to provide some laughs today.....with my misfortune....LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    Glad I was able to provide some laughs today.....with my misfortune....LOL!
    But Miz Donna, we're not laughing AT you, we're laughing WITH you!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Yup, just a bunch of crazies, hanging out together!! That's the fun of this Board.

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