Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Grandma's Rant

We cleaned up the spare bedroom a couple of weeks ago and I uncovered a magazine ad that featured Erin's dad's family in McCall's magazine.

Apparently, Erin's grandma was so impressed that her washing machine hadn't died after so many years; she wrote Maytag a letter of thanks. They then published the letter along with a photograph of the family. Good work, Grandma Graham! (from left to right: Grandma Jean, Grandpa Charles, Terry 'Erin's dad', his twin Larry, and not pictured is Les)Published April 1972 for 50 Cents:

Now going on 13, that washer still faithfully turns out 10 or 12 loads a week.

For almost thirteen years now, her Maytag Washer has performed above and beyond the call of duty, reports Mrs. Jean Graham, Whittier, California.

"She has raised three boys with all their dirt and grime, and one husband with all his grease and oil," says Mrs. Graham. "Still, on Monday morning, she is ready to make my sheets and pillowcases put the neighbors' to shame."

According to Mrs. Graham, her Maytag has done it with few complaints. Just 3 repairs in all these years, and her husband made them himself.

"For this I have moved her across the country with me, talked to her about her troubles, burped her through her cycles, and treated her lik the lady she is. After all, don't we all grow old? I just hope I do as well as my Maytag," concludes Mrs. Graham.

Of course, today you can get New Generation Maytags with all the latest features. A washer with giant capacity tub. A Maytag Halo-of-Heat® Dryer with Electric Control. Both have Maytag's special Permanent-Press Cycle.

We don't say all Maytags will equal the record Mrs. Graham had. But dependability is what we try to build into every Maytag Washer and Dryer.


Jay said...

That's just awesome.

Tara said...

That's hilarious! What a claim to fame. Now tell me, Joshua didn't just happen to have a 50 year old magazine hanging around their guest room right???

Rachel said...

That totally looks like Erin's dad. He has aged well!