Today we went to a mid-morning auction. We looked around and really saw only one thing
we I wanted. Of course in was all the way in the back from where they were going to start. The auctioneer said it would be at least 2:30 when they would get to the area with our item in it.
We left. At home we did a joint effort in making breakfast and pot #2 of coffee. After we ate, the blacksmith went outside to cut up some downed trees. I cut out an apron.
It was a way too warm day in Mid-Missouri for December. A couple of hours later and we were enjoying coffee on the deck. The blacksmith was cooling off and resting after his wood cutting. Not something you want to be doing in 70+ temperatures.
At 1:30 we headed back to the auction. We really should have believed him and arrived closer to 2:30.
Shortly after 2:30 the item I was interested in came up for auction. The auctioneer took the first lady's bid at $15. I am waving my hand and he doesn't see me. I almost have a heart attack before someone tells him about me. Then a bidding war took over, $10 at a time. I finally won.
This Singer model 99, manufactured in February 1931 is now mine! Would you believe it's a hand crank model???? My friend Phil will refurbish it for me. I can hardly wait to get my granddaughter to try it out with me.