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Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 12 November 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

This is a short series of images of being thankful. I know this is a photo blog, but this series is not so much about the quality of the photos, as the feelings they evoke in me.
Today is an image of our old refrigerator. We recently replaced it. We bought it when we were newly married and it served us faithfully for 43 years! Yes, good old Harvest Gold color. When the man who took it away saw it, he said he had never seen one that old before. I am thankful for all the money it saved us over the years.
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lady from sherbrooke, Canada

....bonjour Ruthie..

très bonne idée de partage...que ton sentiment de reconnaissance face à ton fidèle frige...j'aime cette photo d'ambiance ..ton petit quotidien..

bonne journée



12 Nov 2018 5:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That's a good reason to be grateful. I have not even seen an image of a refrigerator that would have been so long. Good, now that I see one.

12 Nov 2018 5:42am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Good for you, Ruthie, to have had it that long. We live in a throwaway culture that always wants the biggest and best. You really DID save a lot of money in all those years! Brava.

12 Nov 2018 6:33am

manou from France

Mon frigo est également recouvert de photos !! Merci pour ce partage du tien

12 Nov 2018 6:41am

Dreams come treu from Utrecht, Netherlands

What a time 43 years, too bad you had to take farewell of this beautiful old refrigerator. Wish you as much fun with the new.

12 Nov 2018 7:30am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Eh bien voilà un serviteur qui aura été fidèle ;-) Pas certaine que le matériel récent soit aussi résistant.
Sympa cette photo en mode "rétro".
Bonne journée Ruthie

12 Nov 2018 7:52am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Il est recouvert de magnets chez moi

12 Nov 2018 7:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely narrative to accompany the sweet image . . there is a realty to this that we can all relate to.

12 Nov 2018 9:28am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

une intéressante recherche

12 Nov 2018 9:38am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique traitement... Chez moi magnets et postits !... Lol... :)

12 Nov 2018 9:42am

chevrette13 from France

autrefois le matériel était plus résistant et réparable !!
bonne semaine

12 Nov 2018 9:43am

Marcel P. from Belgium

it's a good idea to show these things.

12 Nov 2018 9:44am

écureuil bleu from France

Bonjour Ruthie. Photo amusante de ce coin de cuisine, avec un frigidaire qui semble ancien ! Bonne journée

12 Nov 2018 10:20am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautfiul piece of memory here..
I am happy it was there with you for 43 years...that is a looooooooooooong time !!
Old is gold, it is said !!!

12 Nov 2018 11:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice story

12 Nov 2018 11:28am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Haaa ça c'est vraiment magnifique il en a vu défiler des choses dans sa cuisine ! il fait vraiment partie de votre vie !

12 Nov 2018 11:40am

Hiro from Japan

Thankful for everything

12 Nov 2018 11:52am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

We have an old one in our basement which is 30+ years. Keeps things cool, but we are told uses a lot of power. But until it conks out, we're keeping it. It is interesting how when we take time to list all that we have to be thankful for, just how much we have. How many would put a fridge on their Thanksgiving List.

12 Nov 2018 11:59am

@beach: We did a review of our electric bill, comparing our usage last year and this year is September and OCtober. We cut our bill in more than half by replacing the refrigerator!

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

There is so much to be grateful for, right?

12 Nov 2018 12:00pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great idea for a series Ruthie. You sure had some great service from that fridge.

12 Nov 2018 12:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

One can never forget that color....or avocado green! How fortunate to have a refrigerator that has lasted that long!

12 Nov 2018 1:08pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

They don't make things to last anymore, Ruthie, and this is a fine homage to your own history.

12 Nov 2018 2:38pm

j-francois from Normandie, France

Le matériel d'autrefois était fait pour durer,ce n'est plus le cas aujourd'hui... Bonne semaine amitiés

12 Nov 2018 4:03pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

served faithfully for 43 years... this is a good story Ruthie, and a cool image of that old fridge :))

12 Nov 2018 4:20pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent textures An excellent edition!... HUGS

12 Nov 2018 4:38pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

You have kept it for a long time. This is my fourth in 51 years of marriage.
And I understand your feelings.

12 Nov 2018 5:02pm

willy from Belgium

une idée originale

belle soirée

12 Nov 2018 5:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu sur ce meuble et vue quel bleu clair et image superbe effet.
Belle soirée

12 Nov 2018 6:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...43 years ...! You could keep it as a museum piece to be shown ...!

12 Nov 2018 8:05pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

It was a great part of the house and I love the little magnets and reminders on it!

12 Nov 2018 11:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ha ha, we had a refrigerator (not the same color) that lasted for years. Our Maytag washing machine, that was harvest gold, lasted for decades, too. They truly don't build them like that anymore.

13 Nov 2018 12:29am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

well, an unusual shot to start the series

13 Nov 2018 12:36am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

That's great the fridge lasted for 43 years.

13 Nov 2018 1:13am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is amazing! It lasted a really long time. It reminds me of the refrigerator that was in my parent's house. Wonderful treatment. I love the memories this brings.

13 Nov 2018 2:10am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

I LOVE your idea of showing a "Thankful" series! Do you mind if I use it?
And I really love this image - given your description!

13 Nov 2018 2:45am

lady from sherbrooke, Canada

...bonjour Ruthie...

merci pour tes gentilles visites et commentaires...

bonne journée



13 Nov 2018 4:55am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great image and story, so many things to be thankfuk for )

13 Nov 2018 10:11am