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St. Louis Mini-Meet for Thankgiving
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Post# 381535   11/18/2017 at 09:32 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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On November 12, the Vacuum Collectors Club (St. Louis division) had our annual Thanksgiving dinner/Mini-Meet. Some folks came from many hundreds of miles (and different states) to attend.

First up - Brian arrived with his "new in box" Super J Electrolux that had a sprung spring on the cord reel. Bought at an estate sale, the first time Brian went to use the winder, the spring went bad. The machine sat for 40 years, so that's understandable. The model 1205 carton was brought for Adam.


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Post# 381536 , Reply# 1   11/18/2017 at 09:34 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        
Evan to the rescue

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Evan had a spare cord reel, that gave up its spring so Brian's Super J could live again.

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Post# 381537 , Reply# 2   11/18/2017 at 09:36 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Evan had the Super J fixed in about ten minutes while the group watched (and LEARNED). Mini Meets are not just about drinking and partying and having a good time. No sir. They are also about learning how to Fix Your Own Vacuums (something I feel strongly about).

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Post# 381538 , Reply# 3   11/18/2017 at 09:38 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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And, now for a glass of St. James Winery's Peach Sangria honey.

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Post# 381539 , Reply# 4   11/18/2017 at 09:40 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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The decorations are UP. Thanksgiving spirits, here we come.

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Post# 381540 , Reply# 5   11/18/2017 at 09:42 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Speaking of spirits.......

Vintage Liquor cabinets. This particular one was used as a prop on the last episode of Batman in the 1960's. Donnie got it from a prop house in Los Angeles 20 years ago. Cat Woman opened it and pushed a red button....


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Post# 381541 , Reply# 6   11/18/2017 at 09:43 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Tom is in the kitchen, whipping up a FEAST.

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Post# 381542 , Reply# 7   11/18/2017 at 09:44 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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"The tables were set, by Donnie, with care
In the hopes that the guests would all soon be there".


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Post# 381543 , Reply# 8   11/18/2017 at 09:46 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Room for everyone on the guest list.

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Post# 381544 , Reply# 9   11/18/2017 at 09:51 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Ready to eat.

Menu:
Roasted New York Strip (Med. Rare)
Herb Seasoned and Oven Roasted Chicken
Sausage and Sage stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
String Beans with Stewed Tomato Jam
Shrimp Alfrado
Pecan Pie with Homemade Ice Cream
Pumpkin Mouse
Sweet Tea


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Post# 381545 , Reply# 10   11/18/2017 at 09:52 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Playing with vacuums. Here's my Electrolux Nimble. Love this machine.

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Post# 381546 , Reply# 11   11/18/2017 at 09:53 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Adam and our mutual friend Jimmy (Evan's BF)

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Post# 381547 , Reply# 12   11/18/2017 at 09:54 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Adam and Brian (from Kansas - thanks for making the drive - Love your Mustang).

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Post# 381548 , Reply# 13   11/18/2017 at 09:55 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Adam and his B.F. Chris. They are so cute together.

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Post# 381549 , Reply# 14   11/18/2017 at 09:57 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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The highlight of the Mini Meet. My BRAND NEW Speed Washer was delivered, and we all helped install it, defeat the lid switch, and watch the first wash. Washing machines lids should Never Be Closed!

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Post# 381550 , Reply# 15   11/18/2017 at 09:58 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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What a great group of Friends! Too bad Rob Shore couldn't make it.

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Post# 381551 , Reply# 16   11/18/2017 at 09:59 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Thanks for coming, and thanks for the written sentiments guys. Donnie and I love you all.

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Post# 381552 , Reply# 17   11/18/2017 at 10:01 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Funny moment of the evening. Adam decides he's 'going butch' and tries on Brian's Motor Cycle Jacket.

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Post# 381556 , Reply# 18   11/18/2017 at 11:18 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Id love a Speed Queen. Ive been unofficially looking at washers. Have they come out with more capacity in the top loaders yet? I need to be able to wash a bedspread.

Post# 381665 , Reply# 19   11/21/2017 at 16:03 by Adambomb (St. Louis, Missouri )        

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That was such a fun night! Thank you for having us over again. The food was exquisite!

Post# 381691 , Reply# 20   11/22/2017 at 09:18 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
sounded awesome

Wish I could have been there, unfortunately getting transportation there and back was not possible since I would be dangerous if I tried to drive, bring on those self driving cars. Glad that super j got fixed, those are great machines with a great sounding motor which I think is two stage. That dinner sounded great, definitely looking forward to seeing everyone at the convention next June, I will be there for that even if I have to take Uber or something similar, there is no way I am missing that for anything.
Mike


Post# 382410 , Reply# 21   12/9/2017 at 15:50 by Durango159 (State College, PA)        
Everything looks spectacular!!

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I'm so glad that you all had a marvelous time! Also very sorry that I did not make it; if I only I wasn't 14 hours away!! Maybe next year I can plan better!

Everything looks fantastic!


Post# 382415 , Reply# 22   12/9/2017 at 16:16 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        
if I only I wasn't 14 hours away!!

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Something I've sighed out many a time.




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