This brings me to yet another "small world" Winnipeg story. Yes, I'm aware that Winnipeg is a crazy small town at its heart but I seem to have stranger than normal encounters. Last week I was attending an auction at Kaye's and I sent out a Tweet (follow me! @LoveMeLoveMyWpg) commenting that I was at an auction and that it was more fun than watching Storage Wars on TV. One of my followers tweeted back that they were also at Kaye's. Ok, yes, that in itself is not that shocking, Winnipeg is not exactly overflowing with daily auctions. What is completely freaky and small world like is that when I responded to the Tweet to say that I was the girl who just lost out on a vintage fridge - the real life person next to me looked up from her phone and introduced herself!
Turns out the friend that had told me about the auction in the first place (who didn't even know that I had a blog) and was good enough to be willing to help me haul the fridge home in his truck, had another friend at the same auction. The three of us were chatting as I responded to my tweet and we each discovered the real life person behind the user name. So it was super great to meet someone who reads and likes my blog but crazy to think we were already connected by one degree of separation!
The fridge I didn't win actually wasn't for me (not that I'm above hoarding fridges, because I'm not) but a good friend of mine. So I'm officially doing a shout out to find his "dream' fridge. It's a 1938 Frigidaire. There must be another one out there somewhere... please help me find it - I would win best present ever forever. I'll never understand why the guy bidding against me also seemed to want it so bad, I don't believe that it's a particularly valuable model (except to my friend) and I think it's even too small to qualify for the free $40 that Hydro will give you to scrap your old fridge (I would link to that program but I can't support the destruction of such beautiful works of machinery, I call balderdash on them being super expensive to run, I run two of them in my house right now and my electric bill is on par with other friends of mine who only have 1 modern fridge). But here it is, it may have also been available in 1939 or into the 1940's, the key identifier is probably the push button to open it.
|This is the outside|
|This is the inside|
So, readers far and wide (although Qatar is probably too far) please find me one, will pick up, I'm always up for a road trip! While you're at it - I'm looking for an early 1950's fridge with a separate fridge/freezer, will pay extra if it's the model that has the lazy susan inside.