Late last week Mom messaged me…
She was looking at another vintage machine on an auction site. She wanted to bid on it, but a) she didn’t really need another machine, and b) it was in Whitby, about two hours drive away. The distance wasn’t a big issue, except for the fact that Dad was busy that day – Mom is not fond of driving on the big highways here. And the drive to Whitby is almost all big highway.
She sent me a link to the auction – the machine was a Singer “Rocketeer”. It’s one she’s wanted for a long time. We don’t see them around here very often, and they usually get snapped up quick!
I told her to bid on it. I wanted an excuse to take Dory on a longer drive and test out a few of her quirks. Pick up day was also the day before Mother’s Day, so we could get lunch and make a day of it.
Mom won the auction, and Saturday morning we hit the road. We had fabulous sunny skies and fairly light traffic. By 4 pm we were back home with a funky machine in a pretty little table!
Mom has named her Jane Jetson.
Now she just has to find some room for her…