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Thread: Surprise Featherweight

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    Super Member moreland's Avatar
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    I am doing the happy dance right now. My sister-in-law and her husband are leaving their home of 55 years to go to a retirement home. I was visiting today and asked about her sewing machine--could I buy it from her? No, but you can have it!!
    They bought it new in 1955 or 56. It has only been used for mending. I bet it doesn't have 20 hours of sewing time on it. I have to replace the power cord. I am not one to name my sewing machines, but I'm sure this one will always be "Betty's machine" in my mind. It looks like new. And when they get the card table that came with it cleaned off, I will get that too!
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    Fabulous!!!

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    Wow! you should buy a lottery ticket!! This is your lucky day!

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    Whoooooooo-hooooooooo!!
    .........AND IT IS FRIDAY THE 13TH!! :thumbup:

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    How wonderful! It stays in the family and goes to someone who really appreciates it. Everybody wins.

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    What a treasure! Even more so since you know this machine's history.

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    wonderful!
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    Oh, a card table too, those are rare! She's beautiful, call her BeBe, Beautiful Betty...

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    I so wish I could run into a "deal" like that on a featherweight. I have told my whole family what these look like in case they run into one on thier trips atound town.

    Oh to be so lucky!

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    That is wonderful. I love the story that comes with it too.

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    wow!!! welcome to the club! Betty looks in really good shape.

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    congrats. and welcome to the fw club!

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    Good for you! You'll have to teach "Betty's Machine" how to really work!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    Whoooooooo-hooooooooo!!
    .........AND IT IS FRIDAY THE 13TH!! :thumbup:
    So my theory is that this is a good luck day! What a lovely little Featherweight!!! Congratulations...

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    LUCKY!!!

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    Wow, was your lucky day, Enjoy your featherweight, I am still looking for one

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    Lucky you!...She is very pretty...and is in for a workout...she is owned by a quilter. :thumbup:

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    That is super. I know you will enjoy that one.

    Sibyl

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    Wow how wonderful !

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    Wonderful! Congratulations. "Betty's machine" looks brand new.

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    It is georgous... And to think you know and cherish the lady giving it to you. You will love "Bettys machine"!!!!
    Congratulations!!

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    Lucky you!!! Enjoy!!

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    wow

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    Great Friday the 13th for you!!!

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    You are one lucky girl!! And Betty too!!!

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