The other day Cliff and I were at Walmart and decided to buy another toaster. Unfortunately, they all looked like the useless one we already have, so we came home without one. When I think of the toasters I threw away over the years just because they had become unsightly, it makes me sad. Now money won't even buy a decent one. Oh, they look nice, and they're easier to clean up; they just don't work.
Somehow the subject of toasters came up yesterday when we were visiting with Cliff's brother and his wife, Mary. I told them I was going to search on Ebay and find me an old toaster that would work.
Mary said, "I've had my toaster since 1968, and it still works."
Don said, "Yeah, and you don't even have to lower the toast; when you put it in the toaster, it goes down automatically."
|This is not the exact toaster I bought.|
This toaster seems to have something of a cult following. It was made from 1949 on into the '90's, so used ones are plentiful (I got the information HERE). Mine is probably from the 80's, because the control is on the front of the toaster and appears to be a brighter color.
I've already paid for it with Paypal, and I hope to receive it within the week. On the day it is delivered, Cliff and I will have breakfast for dinner to celebrate its arrival. I am a happy camper.
And what will we do with our present toaster? I shall present it to my son-in-law to use as target practice.