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Thread: Sacrificed the Featherweight!

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    Oh ...I hope you can find the perfect one!

    Did you point blank ask your little sister for the lamp? Maybe it would help if you told her nicely (again?) that it was promised to you.

    But otherwise...just let it go. Some relatives are "like that". I've been told that after parents' death, often the "true character" comes out of some people and shows them for what they are. I think you aren't the only one with this type of problem when divvying up the inheritance.

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    Big HUG for what you did<3

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    You deserve a huge hugs. Bless you. :):):)

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    That was a very thoughfull and kind thing for you to do. This world would is a better place because of people like you.

    Let us know when you get a Featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Well, I didn't get my Mom's Featherweight. She was going to give it to me, but when I was telling my big sister about it, she asked me, "The little black one?" Yes. Then she said, "Oh! I learned to sew on that machine! I loved sewing so much!" It was obvious she wanted it and had memories of it and Mama. I have to say that my mom had just given a Tiffany lamp that I had wanted for 35 years (and been told all those years was mine) to my little sister who knew it had been promised to me earlier and took it anyway. My big sister wanted the Featherweight but wouldn't say so. I told her I didn't want her to feel what I was feeling and if she wanted it to say so. She finally admitted she would love to have it. I gave it to her joyfully. She had always wanted and loved it, I only found out about it (realized my mom's machine was a Featherweight) a couple of years ago. I can always buy a new one, she can't replace the memories. The search begins! And I am looking for one with the pretty scrolled face, not the straight lines like Mama's.
    Your spot in heaven is saved.

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    How nice. God bless you.

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    ....such a blessing to let go, isn't it? What joy you gave!

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    You are a very wise lady dear one.......You have precious memories they will never be taken away.....

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    Sisters can be a trial but you came through like a champ. Little sis just doesn't understand your value. Lamps come and go but you are a keeper. Wanna be my little sis? I'm "blessed" with 5 sisters like your little one. I admire your grace and loving gift to big sis! Bravo

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    I'm hoping you find a really sweet deal on a featherweight!

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    Your a good sister and human You truly care about others
    and put yourself second.
    I hope a super duper FW comes your way soon.

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    Have to say this really touched me. What a great sister you are.

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    I am the oldest of 4 daughters...enough said! It has always amazed me how 4 women can grow up in the same house and be so totally different. You learn to pick your battles early and sometimes even then it is not worth it.

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    Good for you. I know things like that can cause dissension in families.

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    You are jusst down the road in Renton, I'm in auburn! Watch CL as I see tyhem all the time (my proof is I have 4 fw and a 192 and 185 and all but one bought in the area). You just have to be quick and remember Billy has the cleaning tuts that are very well detailed that even I think I can do it. I also have a little sister that thought everything was hers and now doesn't speak to my older sis and I. She got stuff, I got great memories of mom. I win!!

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    I love what you did, yes you'll find another FW, but the way you treat people is worth more than all the FW's in the world!
    I hope you're not always passed over though... due to another sister's greed.

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    Some years back I was at a guild workshop. The woman sitting next to me told our table she was selling her FW, as her mother had just passed, and she was going to keep that one. I offered to buy it, and did. That woman and I have become very close friends since then and now that FW means the world to me! You did a very kind thing.

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    Your kindness shall not go unrewarded I'm sure. You did the right thing. I'm proud of you.

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    What a thoughtful act of kindness.

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    The Lord will bless you with a great one for your sacrifice. It is not a good feeling when someone else gets what is yours.

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    You are a great sister,loving, caring and kind. Your thouightfulness will always be remembered by your sister

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    You did the right thing. I know this made your sister happy. I suspect another featherweight will show up for you soon.

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    Fighting over worldly 'stuff' doesn't do anybody any good. Keeping the peace makes you feel good! God Bless You for your unselfish gesture!

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    you will find one and be blessed with a greatdeal more for your thoughfulness. Believe me I have been and so will you.

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    You truly love your sisters! They are blessed to have you! Hugs! :lol:

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