Because you know what there was at the local Goodwill for the measly price of $6.99? Yes, six dollars and ninety-nine cents.
This is only a representative photo, not the actual machine, because when I went back yesterday, it was GONE. Of course.
Oh, I had looked it over pretty carefully. It was covered in what I thought was cat hair but turned out to be fake fur fluff. It had some condition issues, like a missing bobbin case and the sliding plate over the bobbin area. The cord needed replacement/rewiring, as did the connector cords for the foot pedal. The top cover of the case was missing and the bottom of the case in which the machine sat was pretty ratty and taped together at the corner.
Not a deal breaker, in my opinion. Besides, did I mention $6.99? I've spent that on fast food and regretted it more.
There was a nice gray-haired older lady looking at it with me, but she wasn't looking-looking, just supportive looking. She pointed to the cord and said, "Oh, you can replace that, no problem." I was enjoying her being on my side, as well as her awesome arm tattoos, while Norm was being slightly more pessimistic/realistic.
In the end, we walked away. And then I went home to have second thoughts. I thought about how it might be an interesting summer project to restore "The Mackenzie" to its rightful luster. Yes, I even named it—something Scottish, because that's where the 99K was made.
But alas, Himself had already been rescued.
And so it came to pass that upon my return trip to Goodwill, I found some Pyrex. A consolation prize, perhaps.
On doing some research, the color is apparently known as "mustard gold" and the pattern is "Golden Garland." I bought it because I'd never seen this metallic gold pattern before.
It's apparently a promotional piece. Not sure exactly when, but I'm guessing in the late "My Three Sons" to early "Brady Bunch" years. This is a 1.5 quart 043 casserole.
I also found some fabric with neat maps and ships.
It was in the form of a men's 3XL cotton shirt, which is a pretty good amount of fabric.
Have you ever gone back for the one that got away?