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Post# 403474   1/2/2019 at 15:47 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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I just got back from New Orleans. It's not time to start planning the January meet before the Christmas stuff comes down.
It will be loads of fun, I'm sure.

Post# 403496 , Reply# 1   1/2/2019 at 22:04 by Gj3476 (Prosper,TX)        

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Hi gottahaveahoover, how was your Christmas and New Yearís? I hope you had a great time at New Orlťans! Have you checked out my post about my Christmas present my sister got me? Youíre gonna be amazed on what I got!

Post# 403502 , Reply# 2   1/3/2019 at 08:53 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Yes, I did. Great machines.
Since my parents are both deceased, my aunt and I always go to Virginia to my sister's for Christmas. Her daughter, my niece, is on medical school in New Orleans. She just had her first baby 7 weeks ago. Instead of her, her hubby, and little Benjamin schlepping to VA, we ALL went to her, staying in an air B&B. It was wonderful, hot (70 degrees), etc. We were only 30 minutes from the French Quarter... We went to the World War II National Museum. PHENOMENAL!!! It was a better history lesson than 4 years of High School. Were were there 9 days.....things were backing up back at home, (holiday entertaining, etc) But...........was great to see my family and the newest addition.
Yes, the mini meet will be at the end of January. I'm sure lots of vintage and newer machines will be here. What to cook??? details, details.....

Post# 403503 , Reply# 3   1/3/2019 at 09:30 by Gj3476 (Prosper,TX)        

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Gottahaveahoover, well Iím glad you had a great time at New Orlťans. Sounds like a blast! And the mini meet sounds like fun! Get to play with collectors vintage vacs!

Post# 403504 , Reply# 4   1/3/2019 at 10:23 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It would be so great to have you

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at my home sometime.

Post# 403514 , Reply# 5   1/3/2019 at 16:09 by connieceleb740 (Bethlehem, PA )        
Soooo excited!

Meet #2 for me already! Thanks for the invite yet again.

If anyone is planning to go and has an extra outer bag, as well as spare belts, for this gorgeous beast, it'd be greatly appreciated. Or, as the young folks like me say, "HMU."

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Post# 403545 , Reply# 6   1/4/2019 at 13:17 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hopefully, someone in the group can help you.

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Only the big tree (10 feet) is up this year. W/ the trip, etc... just not enough time.
But, we'll all have a great time, a nice dinner, etc.
So looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Hopefully, it won't snow.

Post# 403634 , Reply# 7   1/6/2019 at 12:08 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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looks like it's a go for 9 people

Post# 403637 , Reply# 8   1/6/2019 at 12:12 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'll "line" the big staircase

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with all different Hoovers this time.

Post# 403643 , Reply# 9   1/6/2019 at 12:19 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
If I can, this time

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I'll try to get out at least some of the "vault" machines. I think everyone would enjoy seeing them

Post# 403645 , Reply# 10   1/6/2019 at 12:22 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Now, to choose the menu

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"comfort food" of some sort, no doubt

Post# 403646 , Reply# 11   1/6/2019 at 12:50 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
will be tons of

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fun, food, friends, and... photos !!

Post# 403716 , Reply# 12   1/7/2019 at 17:58 by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
Question ...

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... when is it going to be?

Bill W.

Post# 403775 , Reply# 13   1/8/2019 at 14:25 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It is scheduled for

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Saturday, January 26... people arrive around 1:00 ish.
As of now,there are 9 coming. YAY !!

Post# 404059 , Reply# 14   1/14/2019 at 09:11 by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
Thanks for that info ...

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... going to see if I can make it that weekend also, if it is okay with you!

Post# 404062 , Reply# 15   1/14/2019 at 10:32 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
No. YOU CAN'T COME !!!!!!!!!!

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SILL BOY... of course you may. You're always welcome here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe bring you model 70 Convertible........we'll have an army of them.

Post# 404072 , Reply# 16   1/14/2019 at 14:51 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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there are 10 people attending. "Happy Dance".

Post# 404425 , Reply# 17   1/22/2019 at 15:37 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
We've had HORRIBLE snow this week.

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The temp dropped to 2 degrees FAHRENHEIT!
I postponed a dinner party this past week... (twice)... to some time in the future.
I'm thinking all is a "GO" this Saturday. The menu has changed, however.
It will be great to see everyone, And, to finally take down the tree, etc.
Time for the Valentines.....................
I'm thinking of lining "that staircase" this time with things from the 40s and the complete 50s lineup. Of course, the first and last Convertible would also be fun.
I'm gonna try to get out SOME of the vault machines, as well.

Post# 404438 , Reply# 18   1/22/2019 at 21:01 by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
Oh, John ...

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Sent you a personal message from the VL system about Saturday a couple days ago ... wonít be able to make it after all. But ... check my message out and let me know what you think about it, okay?

Bill W.

Post# 404442 , Reply# 19   1/22/2019 at 22:13 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Bill, I got your message.

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Sorry you won't be joining us. A LOT is happening. I'm being "borrowed" or "loaned" to another campus for a while. A teacher is having a baby there. She's having some problems.... was told TODAY that she's done w/ work. Mad dash to have ME take her classes. It's been hard.

Post# 404757 , Reply# 20   1/28/2019 at 17:43 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, it was a huge success!!!

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We welcomed a new person from Allentown, John Carter.Chris couldn't make it, family emergency. LOTS of machines. I lined the staircase w/ different machines this time: yellow floor washer, blue Lark, model 26, 28, 65 (pink AND gold), a few handivacs, etc.
Dinner was: Waldorf salad, Italian wedding soup, lasagna, chocolate cake....
It was SOOOO great to have these friends in my home again.
Pics will follow soon.

Post# 404759 , Reply# 21   1/28/2019 at 18:29 by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        
We had

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A very wonderful time! I wasnít able to get a whole mess of photos this time due to our Chris (hoover 28) not being able to make it due to some family issues, so I had my hands full helping a couple of people out with servicing their machines. Dinner was delicious and thankfully John doesnít need a Kristov to make a wonderful meal as he prepares it all himself. The wedding soup was delightful and considering I donít eat much with mayo in it the Waldorf salad was pretty much scoffed up pretty quickly by the others. Now on to the main course, lasagna was very hearty and tasty as a matter of fact just right! Desert, chocolate cake with homemade frosting so moist and tasty sadly Iím trying to diet but having that cake recipe before I just had to have a piece.

As far as photos here is what I have. it will be nice to go back down again for another meet as it always is fun. Hopefully soon Iíll be able to host my own mini meets. Itís not a matter of being able to however itís about timing and time is scarce for me.

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Post# 404837 , Reply# 22   1/30/2019 at 15:06 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I can't tell you how much I really

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love when these people come to mu home. The other night, there were several conversations going in the front living room, with the Christmas tree aglow. People snacking in the other room, measuring for central vac upstairs, lol. It was wonderful. Must have been: people stayed until 1:30 a.m.

Post# 404890 , Reply# 23   2/1/2019 at 01:23 by ohiovac (Ohio)        
sorry i missed it

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John I just saw you had a meet. It was my weekend to work so it is ok I missed seeing the post till it was over. I am sure it was great fun :)

Post# 405167 , Reply# 24   2/6/2019 at 22:01 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Luke, There will be others.

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Hopefully, there are more pics.
We all had a great time. I FINALLY got the tree down.
We welcomed a new person to the group, too.
I LOVE having these meets.
Good friends, good food, good fun, great vacuums.

Post# 405313 , Reply# 25   2/9/2019 at 22:02 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Robbie L.: we'll talk soon. But............

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I thought I was able to get you a NOS bag for your Hoover Lark. I was told, (on my phone message and on the phone itself) that someone had one, new from the late Betty Fritz. My friend, Joe, had an appointment right near the Vac shop in Scranton and kindly offered to pick up said item (s). When Joe arrived, he was told, "I don't know ANYTHING about that bag"!
So, Robbie, I tried my best. I'm sure one will turn up somewhere, someday. In the meantime, to quote my brother from another mother, Tom... Tom Who? Why Anderson, of course, "Happy Hoovering"...

Post# 405389 , Reply# 26   2/12/2019 at 11:36 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The subject of the famous "Pittston Hospital iced tea

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came up. I had 2 pitchers ready for my guests's arrival. I usually think of that as a summer drink. But, I think I'd be flogged if they came and found none.
I wish there were more pics. It was such a great time.
Snowday today: making Valentine cookies, chicken cordon bleu , a "domestic kind of day. "Oh, the weather outside is frightful......"

Post# 405402 , Reply# 27   2/12/2019 at 16:52 by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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It's days like this that remind me of Chanticleer's rendition of "In the Bleak Midwinter."

Post# 405436 , Reply# 28   2/13/2019 at 13:54 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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