Tuesday, August 10, 2010

White Wednesday: My White Sunbeam MixMaster and story from the past

Love this picture!

We've probably all seen it, but actually it is the Sunbeam MixMaster that I am focusing on.
I'm pretty sure that this mixer is white and not the yellow that it appears to be.
This picture reminds me of an episode from my childhood.
We were living in Midland, Texas in 1954.
I was outside playing and my mother called me to come inside. She wanted to tell me something.
She was standing at the kitchen counter, much like the woman in the picture, but she was using her white Sunbeam MixMaster and preparing
the batter for a chocolate cake.
She asked me, "Would I like to have a baby brother or another baby sister?"
Wow! I told her that I wanted a baby brother.
On February 27, 1954 I got my wish!

I was so excited. What a good brother he has been.

Not long ago I saw a white Sunbeam MixMaster - Legacy Edition, at Kohl's. The memory of that
time with my mother returned. I had to have that
mixer. Today I used it to make banana nut bread.
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A little addition: Clay is familiar with this story and when I was visiting him one time he took me into his kitchen to see what he had
bought at an antique store... a white Sunbeam MixMaster... only his was identical to our mother's!!