My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

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My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby deleted » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:59 am

So, last year I had a vintage Coleman stove collection, for around 30 minutes. :(

Alaska Teardrop and I had headed out West to attend the final IRG in Northern California. There was a raffle... You could drop your tickets into the paper bags near dozens of prizes that had been donated to the event. I really wanted to win a Coleman stove and my odds seemed good because there were many, of various models and quantities, available.

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I dropped most of my tickets into the bags of the 425B model that appealed to me most. And waited.

Imagine my surprise when I won one! I was so happy. Then my name was called again! In my rush up to claim my second stove I didn't realize I'd also won a third! LOL :lol:

When I returned to the table with two more stoves everyone was laughing. Well, almost everyone. I heard someone say "Look at Fred's face." :frightened:

In my mind I sat there for the rest of the raffle imagining painting each stove a different color like this:

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What I didn't realize until we'd lugged them back down to our campsite was someone else was thinking this:

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The next thing I knew I was trudging around the campground handing out free stoves to anyone who wanted one. Well, two of them. I kept one. So that's how I went from having a collection to owning a single stove in less than an hour. I was happy to share though. Plus my mpg would definitely have suffered traveling with all three :thinking:
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby TimC » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:25 am

Your posts are hilarious Stacie! Keep em coming.
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby deleted » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Thanks Tim! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It still cracks me up every time I think about how as I headed out with the first stove to give away someone hollered at me: "IS FRED MAKING YOU GET RID OF YOUR STOVES?" :lol:
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby tony.latham » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Great little short story!

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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby Greg M » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:15 pm

But, what colour did you paint the keeper?
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby deleted » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:51 pm

Thanks Tony! It was one of the most memorable moments from our trip. Perhaps I should have added a "To be continued..." as the extra space the missing ovens left created just enough room for a great find in Oregon. LOL I even said to Fred when I got back to the car "It's a good thing you made me get rid of the ovens! Now there's room for this!" :lol:

Greg M wrote:But, what colour did you paint the keeper?

I haven't painted it just yet. But, I did just recently meet a guy who can powder coat it aqua blue for me so that'll be the color for sure! :thumbsup:
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:24 pm

:D Not to worry, Stacie.
When you come out this way again I will find one of Dean's to give you....(he'll never miss it) as he's got plenty! :ok: xoxo TDN :whistle:
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby deleted » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:31 am

The Teardrop Nanny wrote::D Not to worry, Stacie.
When you come out this way again I will find one of Dean's to give you....(he'll never miss it) as he's got plenty! :ok: xoxo TDN :whistle:
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Re: My easy come, easy go Coleman stove collection

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:19 pm

You are welcome.......they are still here!
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