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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 12 19-somethin_sidebar_button



Q – When did you first have a microwave in your home? Were you afraid it would make you sick, or did you embrace this ‘new’ technology?

I think when I was in maybe Jr. High School (when I was taking homemaking class), we took a field trip to a place called the extension center? Not sure, really, but they demonstrated a microwave oven for us. We were very impressed.

Many years later, say around the early 80s, we did get a microwave. It was one of the huge ones. I can’t remember us going to buy it, or if it was a Christmas gift, or what, but we had it a long time. I don’t think I was scared it would make us sick, even though the whole idea of it was strange. I liked that it cooked food really fast.

There was one house we rented, where it didn’t come with appliances. We had our own refrigerator, but no stove. All we had was the big microwave to cook with. We cooked just about everything in there, and it turned out good. We also had one of those popcorn making appliances, with the big yellow dome, and the wire arm that spun around…oh yeah, it was called the Stir Crazy. haha…we cooked on that, too. We cooked fried eggs, scrambled eggs, and made pancakes on it. We took the spinning around arm off though, first. 🙂

Well, that big old microwave lasted a long time, then we lost it! When we moved, we had all our things put in storage for awhile. My husband got stationed in Korea for a year, so the kids and I went back to stay with family. When we moved again, to get our things back, a lot of stuff was missing. The microwave was no more. We did get other ones over the years, but they were smaller ones, and we had an actual stove to cook on by then. 🙂


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