Her First Maytag and Her First Show


| February/March 1996


225 N. Morrison St., Centralia, Illinois 62801

Chelsea is my oldest granddaughter 'daughter' who lives with me and my wife Karen. I have always been Dad to her and Karen is Nanny. Chelsea is my little shadow, whether out in the shop or fishing or whatever I do. She is the oldest of ten grandchildren.

I have several air cooled engines. Last September, 1994, when I came home with a 1938 Maytag Twin, Chelsea said, 'Dad, this one is my motor.' Ha! So, Dad said, 'Okay, but you must do the work on it and I will be the teacher.' So the winter of 1994/95, we started. Chelsea tore down, checked and put back together the Twin. She painted and polished all winter, with a bit of help.

She is very proud of her Maytag Twin serial #85248, model 72D, and I am proud of her for what she has done.



Chelsea started helping in the shop at age three. She will be eight in February, and is an A-plus second grader.

Chelsea and I are both members of Southern Illinois Antique Power Club.












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