A Moment of Silence

Please join me for a moment of silence in in the memory of my dear departed Elna 3003. It passed away at 7:54 last night, with three seams left to sew.

Pray bow your heads and give a muffled curse in the name of the damned machine that after all the tender love, care, fresh bobbins, fresh spools, screwdrivers, damp q-tips, machine oil and delicately voiced entreaties in Santiago, could not graciously consent to last just one more damned half hour.

(Epithets will be acceptable in  lieu of offerings.)
Rest in Peace, dear old machine!

You left an uncompleted seam.

Now go to your eternal rest

while I hand-sew the arms and chest



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