I received some very sad news over the weekend.
It seems that Cousin Shane's long-time companion, a friend who followed him faithfully for many years, has kicked the bucket.
That's right, the Electrolux vacuum he's had since 1978 finally bit the dust. (Get it?)
A few years ago, Shane noticed a few problems, and a brief stint in the repair shop resulted in the words no appliance owner wants to hear: "It's the motor, and it can't be repaired."
Electrolux seemed to snap out of it after that, and continued to work steadfast and true by Shane's side, until about a month ago. Shane said that it started making an awful noise, what he described as a "sick cow mooing," but it still had good suction. This past Thursday, Electrolux finally gave up the ghost and joined the choir invisible.
Shane has a new vacuum now, but I know that there will always be a special place in his heart for Electrolux. I hope you'll all join me in sending Shane condolences and let him know that he is not alone in this time of grief. I will leave you with Shane's tribute:
Super J Electrolux
RIP, old friend.
Your cord has recoiled for the last time, but you will live on in my heart until the end of time.