Thread Number: 44740  /  Tag: Conventions, Mini-Meets, Parties
Preparing for my annual trip to N Canton
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Post# 464822   7/25/2023 at 14:38 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Yes,  Hoover's 115th birthday is rapidly approaching. I make my yearly 'pilgrimage' there.  It's great to see the town, my friends, the old Hoover buildings, etc. We'll even see Will, I'm sure.

  Who knows what Tom (A.) and I will find.

  I'll post pics, if you'd like.


Post# 464892 , Reply# 1   7/28/2023 at 21:29 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'll ne making some

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Fun things from my kitchen as well. Who know what antics will ensue?

Post# 464966 , Reply# 2   7/31/2023 at 10:33 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I always make home made things to bring with me.

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I believe I'll be making spaghetti sauce with meatballs,  Irish soda bread, and, of course,  cookies.  I'll no doubt make a few pitchers of iced tea as well.

  It will be great to visit again  to see great friends and celebrate Hoover's 115 th birthday.

Post# 465033 , Reply# 3   8/2/2023 at 13:19 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I made 70 meatballs

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And sauce chocolate cake tonight. I'm bringing a few little hoover items with me.

Post# 465039 , Reply# 4   8/2/2023 at 17:15 by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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thats a LOT of meatballs! looking foward to seeing you saturday. sent you a fb message today as well.

Post# 465044 , Reply# 5   8/2/2023 at 22:43 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Can't get into fb at the moment

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Just git the 9hone unjammed

Post# 465050 , Reply# 6   8/3/2023 at 09:45 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Heading out in few hours.

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I'm gathering the home made items from the kitchen, the necessaries to make some iced tea, etc. Oh, what fun we'll hVe!

Post# 465051 , Reply# 7   8/3/2023 at 09:46 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Cutting the grass

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Now, and a quick suitcase pack.

Post# 465090 , Reply# 8   8/4/2023 at 09:43 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, after construction, etc

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I got here. As always, it's great to see everyone and the town as well. Fun events today. Stay tuned.

Post# 465091 , Reply# 9   8/4/2023 at 09:57 by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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glad you made it safe john, welcome back to the buckeye state!

Post# 465107 , Reply# 10   8/4/2023 at 22:42 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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We attacked the usual haunts today. I picked up a few fun ite.s. pics will follow. Time to sleep.

Post# 465108 , Reply# 11   8/4/2023 at 22:51 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, perhaps a pic or 2

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Tom's storage unit

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Post# 465109 , Reply# 12   8/4/2023 at 22:52 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Dinner with jane....

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Who worked the Hoover Hospital.

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Post# 465110 , Reply# 13   8/4/2023 at 22:54 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Running a fab new

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British junior.

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Post# 465111 , Reply# 14   8/4/2023 at 22:56 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A little scan of Tom's

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Post# 465128 , Reply# 15   8/5/2023 at 22:38 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Great dY todY!

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Perfect weather. We went to Will's today. We hit several thrift shops, had a very nice dinner, etc. We sW Willis workroom and all of his current projects. We were greeted with a nice "array" of objectsd'Hoover.

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Post# 465129 , Reply# 16   8/5/2023 at 22:42 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Shown are so.e of

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Will's collectio. In his mid century modern house. Thanks, will

Post# 465132 , Reply# 17   8/6/2023 at 11:47 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Leaving later today.

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Only a very few things are coming home with is a portapower with wheels, some bags, a concept two electronic. But, the big deal is....... a table that was used in the cafeteria of the Hoover factory. With the legs off, Tom was amazed that it fit in my little Chevy. More later.

Post# 465144 , Reply# 18   8/6/2023 at 20:49 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, made it home easily....5.5 hots. I'll post more p

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One night, I visited Tom's attic! Very hot up there. Plus, we were once again, in the Hoover Factory buildings. We even ate lunch there so much of the International Building is perfectly intact. The old part is gutted. We also learned that Bag Plant 2 was recently demolished! We talked to the guy who handled it. Sad

Post# 465145 , Reply# 19   8/6/2023 at 21:12 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some more

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Post# 465148 , Reply# 20   8/6/2023 at 23:39 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some of wills

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Post# 465167 , Reply# 21   8/7/2023 at 22:45 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Some pics of the hoover building

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HR sign, stretcher, exec bath with shower, bridge, etc....

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Post# 465168 , Reply# 22   8/7/2023 at 22:49 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
A few

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Post# 465195 , Reply# 23   8/9/2023 at 11:00 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's AMAZING to realize that ALL

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of this real estate was used by ONE entity... that company.  Boggles the mind.


It was great to return there, see the place ,and great people.

I saw Miss Jane...been a while.  At least she won't get vile, nasty letters now, like another dear friend did.


Post# 465216 , Reply# 24   8/10/2023 at 10:56 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I've decided that I'm

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going to refinish the table from the Hoover Co cafeteria.  It had been painted black gloss.  I saw this when we put it in my car (it FIT!). The original finish is still on the legs where it attaches .  I think this will be a great item in my collection.  It will grace the "gallery", when all is finished.


Post# 465240 , Reply# 25   8/11/2023 at 08:13 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Just think,

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a week ago, I there in the "Holy Land". Sat, we ere running Will's Dial A Matic and Brady Bunch machine.... on his shag carpet!


Fun times, indeed. Wish I were back there now. The weather was perfect, no rain.  A great day to wear Hoover shirts, and, maybe even pink shorts.  Takes a real man to wear pink. ....and not to give a darn. :)


Post# 465259 , Reply# 26   8/12/2023 at 18:20 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Hey, John.
Always enjoy the pictures! Thank you so much for taking us along!

Post# 465263 , Reply# 27   8/13/2023 at 00:45 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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North canton is one of my favorite places. And, Tom and Heather, etc are some of my favorite people. It's great to be so welcome in a place. And, I am!

Post# 465270 , Reply# 28   8/13/2023 at 12:20 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

That Junior Deluxe is absolutely stunning!

Post# 465277 , Reply# 29   8/13/2023 at 22:37 by Gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
In person, especially

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Tom has a nice"array" of British. HOOVERS .I have but a small sample. Long story... I was supposed to hVe 2 seniors, but. ......another time.

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