My First Sewing Machine
It was 1959 and I was newly married. We decided we had saved enough money to buy a couple items. I wanted a sewing machine and my husband wanted a shot gun. Interesting, I would love sewing all my life as he would love hunting all of his. I listened to the Arthur Godfrey Show every day on the radio. He had entertainers, told jokes and talked about this and that. One day he recommended that a person save for something, but when you had the money to buy it on credit. This would allow you to establish a credit rating. So that is how I bought my first sewing machine. A major downtown store had a program where I didn't have to pay any interest for six months, so doing it this way cost me nothing. I wanted my husband to buy his gun this way too, but he wanted to pay for it all at one time. Later when we needed credit to buy a car, I listed the store where I bought my basic White sewing machine and the phone company. We were renting and utilities were included so the phone bill was all I had. Based on our payment records at these places, we had established good credit.
Do you have any memories about your first sewing machine?