Monthly Archives: September 2013
This is intended to be a post about shopping for a new refrigerator . I think that I can stick to the topic . We’ll see .
First of all , I would like to compliment anyone who doesn’t use the term refrigerator but who calls it , still , the icebox . I wish that I did also , but somewhere along the line I lost “icebox” and found myself saying refrigerator . It was a surprise to me and a mystery when and how and why I had switched . I can’t go back to saying icebox ; it would be forced and pretentious , and that’s a shame ! I don’t know when I lost icebox . Had I known I wouldn’t have .
We don’t want the ice-in-the-door feature . That limits our choice considerably . Most of the new ones have it . Friends of ours had a leak in the water line to their refrigerator and water ruined the hardwood floors in three rooms , so we are leery of a water hookup . I know , I know , it’s a chance in a million that such a thing might happen . Nevertheless , better safe than sorry .
Give me a new refrigerator that fits in the space we have , please , but new . But no .
What cubic capacity do you want ? Will 19.2 cu. ft. be sufficient ? Maybe you want more space . What about 28.8 cu. ft. ? Somewhere in between ? 20.5 ? 23 ? 21 ? How many cubic feet is the old refrigerator ? I don’t know .
Now , do you want the freezer on the bottom or on the top ? Now doors : French doors with a pull out freezer ? French doors and a side-hinged freezer door ? Two long doors ? Two side-hinged doors ? Hinges on left or right ?
Colors : chrome , black , or white ? I suppose that they make them in various other colors . I knew a family who had a pink one . Everything in their house was pink . I saw a green one on TV. A friend of mine has a yellow one . Seems like they should have red . Everything comes in red , doesn’t it ? I think all refrigerators , at one time , were white . If the world had stuck to that , life would be so much easier .
” I’d just like to take another look at the one we liked at Sears , ” Ada said , and so we went back again . We ended up buying one somewhere else , though . We wandered around to a few places . We got a great deal on a washer and dryer at OSH several months ago , so we checked there , but OSH doesn’t sell appliances anymore .
” Thank god we don’t anymore ,” a clerk there told me . ” Too much trouble “.
Sheridan was known for his rapid rise in rank to major general . He had a close association with Grant , who transferred Sheridan from an infantry division in the west to a cavalry unit in the east . Sheridan and George Armstrong Custer fought Gen. Early Jubal in the Shenandoah Valley . That’s Sheridan standing second from the left . Custer is sitting on the right .
Sheridan later fought Indians in Texas and on the plains when Grant was President . (Custer fought Indians too, up to a point .)
During Reconstruction , Sheridan was appointed Military Governor of the Fifth Military District ( Texas and Louisiana ) . He didn’t like Texas much . He said , ” If I owned Texas and Hell , I would rent Texas and live in Hell “.
He was , by the way , the ninth president of the National Rifle Association . He died in 1888 .