Christopher G Mendla
My grandmother had one of these in the 1970’s. The tub was the washer. The top part was a hand cranked or powered wringer. If you never knew the origin of “Don’t get your ___ caught in the ringer” this picture should explain it. The whole process was very manual as you can see in the video below. I came across this while buying a modern dryer at Anchor Appliance in Tuckerton New Jersey (Got a good deal too!!). They had a collection of old appliance but unfortunately they had a fire. I’m not sure if any of the vintage appliances survived or were replaced. Continue reading
What an unfortunate license plate for an ambulance. If you needed to get to a hospital immediately, would you go in this ambulance or wait for the next one?
One evening, I decided “Screw the diet” and got a can of whipped cream out of the fridge to top some ice cream. Unfortunately I dropped it. When it hit the floor, it converted itself into an unguided ballistic whipped cream rocket. The can launched into a corksrew flight pattern spewing whipped cream everywhere. I mean everywhere. Continue reading
We had a white deer in the herd for a while. They are not known as albinos. Continue reading
While visiting the Tuckerton Seaport in 2009, I saw a Vintage Mercury Outboard that was very similar to one I owned.
It appears that we made a wrong turn… Continue reading
A Wells Fargo error emptied or severely depleted bank accounts for some of it’s customers. Continue reading
I was working in my home office and noticed that the furnace wasn’t running. The forced hot air furnace is 35 plus years old and belongs in a museum, not a house, but I’ll get around to that later. I found that the problem wasn’t the furnace. Continue reading
Witold Pilecki was a Polish Officer who formed a resistance army after the Nazis invaded Poland. He volunteered to be captured and imprisoned in the Auschwitz death camp to gather intelligence. As a prisoner, he passed information to the Allies regarding the truth of the camp. He helped the prisoners as best as he could and eventually escaped.