Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A True Freezer Story

There have been a few comments about Freezers here of late, some needing or thinking about another purchase to hold their blessed Harvests. Which brought to my mind the story of my first freezer..


 ..I'd like to share it with you 
Part 1...My Mother sent me to Sears to buy a freezer for her (1960)...she didn't like to shop and at that age I loved nothing better :o)...So after buying her freezer, she asked if I saw one I liked ...of course the answer was YES!  so she said pick one out...I asked "any limit" the answer was "No" , well I picked out the largest chest freezer Sears had (it was mama's money I was spending :o) it was as wide and long as a "casket" I don't remember what the size was, but I haven't seen one like it since :o).
Part 2...During that first summer I worked hard going to our large Farmer and Flea  market called "English Town"  you could find anything you needed there and you couldn't see it all in one day. There were also Bus tours to it from all over the country.. One day my mother called and asked how I was doing with the freezer, I replied with pride.."My freezer is full"...she replied...Oh! I had some extra string beans, and wondered if you could use them for your freezer...well, I changed my tune real quick and said "I have room for them" she then replied " then your freezer is not full". I never forgot that lesson :o)  It seems, since then I always have room for one more something... :o)
Story Update: I left NJ in 1999 and that freezer was still going strong , in fact I left at least a half basket of tomato's in it for the new owners...it couldn't be moved because we had sealed off the basement exit when we remodeled 

9 comments:

Daisy said...

Interesting story, Ginny. Too bad you weren't able to take the freezer with you. Sounds like it was a quite nice one.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...
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Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Daisy, yes it was a nice one. We got an upright when we moved here to NC ..things still get lost in it :o)

Robin said...

They just don't make things like the used to!

They still have the flea market in Englishtown....but now it's called the Englishtown Auction. I haven't been there for many many years.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a nice story. It reminds me that I should clean mine out..lol

Kris said...

Forty years use is pretty good for any appliance. I bought my first freezer last month. A whirlpool frost free upright freezer. I had the first service call on it after 2 weeks. The thing sounded like a cummins diesel engine when the compressor was running. They just don't make anything that lasts anymore.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Robin, I really miss English town, even my grandkids enjoyed it...there was never a worry about letting the kids roam and meet at a spot on the hour.to check them out..not today!

Mrs Pickles, I think some stories are worth telling , it helps everyone grow in different ways..

Kris, I'm sorry you had that trouble, it puts a bitter taste on trying to trying to preserve the harvest..If I'm not mistaken Whirlpool was made by Maytag (or something like that). I had an unpleasant experience with a Maytag side by side..I will stick with GE...

Paula said...

Cute story, Miss Ginny! I'll bet that freezer is still going strong....

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Paula, I woudn't be surprised at all...I think it woud hurt to know it stopped ticking :o)