I bought my sewing machine when I was sixteen years old from Sam Cicero, a small Jewish man who was everything you wanted a little old Jewish man to be. Luckily, our family friend Juanita had prepped me to appreciate his archetypal nature. I spent $100 of my babysitting money on it.
Oddly, when it broke today, I had no qualms about buying one to replace it when they told me that it would cost more to fix it than to buy a refurbished machine just a few years younger than my 1971 Singer. I'm usually much more attached to things that I've had for awhile.
So, let me introduce to you my new machine. This one makes button-holes and has a free arm! What is more important is that is does not have anything resembling a computer chip.
I will try to take better care of it than my old one. Goodness, was it dusty when I took it apart. So, I will put my Schoolhouse Rock t-shirt on it every night when I go to bed.
Does anyone have a use for a sewing machine that need about $20 in parts and $60 in service plus a good cleaning? Free to a good home.
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