Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some Thursday fun!

My parents have lived in their house since my mom was preggers with me. So they've been there about 31 years now {no, I'm only 30, remember I said she was preggers}. The house is still nearly all original. Or is it vintage? They still have the original chocolate brown shag-ish carpet and the dark wood kitchen cabinets. The dark brown carpets were pretty handy for raising two kids and several pets!

For the past several years, my mom has been talking about the renovations she wants to do. And other than replacing the sliding door to the backyard with French doors last summer {or the summer before} not much has happened.

Until now! Mom retired from teaching the end of this past school year and now they are starting some of the renovations. They are getting new kitchen cabinets and countertops, basically a new kitchen but with the same appliances they already have.

In preparation for the new cabinets, they need to clean out 31 years worth of stuff in their old cabinets. Last night, my dad emails pics of a cordless electric ice cream maker he found. I have a sneaking suspicion that it was a gift at their wedding in 1975

And this morning he emailed this:

To which, I had the following email conversation with him:
Me: I want it!!! Can I have it????
Dad: Rescuing it from the Upward Foundation donation on the sidewalk, now! What would have happened if I hadn't taken a picture of it?!
Me: I would have been devastated. Completely crushed. That snowcone maker is awesome!

I remember making Snoopy Sno Cones in little Dixie cups with my older brother. We'd cover them in Kool-Aid.
And now it is mine. Just like our original Nintendo {I claimed that one several years ago}. My brother needs to be faster on the draw! Or maybe this is just karma coming back at him for when he used to sell me his old toys for my allowance.
In case you were wondering, the AC got fixed late Tuesday morning, thank heavens! It was a blown fuse ($200!) but the whole unit is 15-16 years old and will need to be replaced soon. Bleh!


Becky said...

Oh I am SO jealous!! I used to have a Snoopy Snow Cone Maker just like that. I'm 33. I think it was a required toy for our generation. Now you so have to make some snowcones and post about them!
Wonder what other gems they tossed/donated?

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It is so much fun coming across things from childhood. I'm glad they sent you the photo.


Stray Stitches said...

31 years of accumulation - I don't envy your parents at all! I'm sure you will find many more "treasures" as they clean out.

Ashley said...

I had one exactly like that. Put a smile on my face to see it. Glad you were able to get your hands on it!

Maren said...

I had one just like this and loved it! This makes me wonder where it ended up.... Thanks for reminding me of some good memories