Monday, November 10, 2008

Ka-Ching!

I am a nester and enjoy - no, LOVE - being at home. It takes something really important to get me away from home for any length of time. Doughboy is a collector of antique slot machines. To make him happy requires very little, and he rarely asks anything for himself. Therefore, when he asked me to attend the Antique Slot Machine and Jukebox Show in our old stomping grounds of St. Charles IL, how could I say no? The same show occurs in the spring as it does every fall. Last year we added two more slot machines to our growing collection making the total number in our collection at 18. I must admit they are very pretty and each one has a unique history, such as the Bellboy.

Before moving to our new home last September, our previous home showcased Doughboy's collection beautifully. Now they are sitting in our unfinished lower level awaiting the time we sell our old home to come alive again. Here are a few of Doughboy's prized collection taken before we moved...


Even if we don't find a slot machine this coming weekend - one that we simply can't live without - it'll be fun to scour our old neighborhood to see what has changed. Living near Chicago had its perks, but we don't miss the cold winters and s-s-s-snow. Brrrrr! And the food - don't get me started on all the great restaurants we miss. Yum - Pizza Uno and Portillo's are two places we always visit when we return to Chicago.



P.S. Thanks, Jamie, for puppy/house sitting while we are gone. At 8 months pregnant with two boys, maybe you'll get some much deserved sleep :)

9 comments:

Deb said...

Ohhh...Uno's. My favorite pizza in the whole world! We often attempt to bring them home frozen and although it doesn't quite taste the same, it beats the local fare by one million!
And Portillo's...nobody makes Italian beef like there's!
I am honestly drooling!
I recall seeing Doughboy's collection last time I was at the old house.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That looks an awful lot of slot machines aarija - where are you going to put them all?

Mental P Mama said...

Have a great, safe trip!

Chere said...

You and Doughboy are so into Jamie and the kids. Have fun this week end with each other. The weather should be crisp with a little wind. Snuggle up and have a great time.

Doughboy said...

Just a minor correction before Doris gets everyone hyped on Pizza Uno (a fairly good pizza I admit).....but it's not like Gino's East which is really the name of the spot we like in St Charles and the one we will be at Friday night.
As far as the slot machine count, I am and will hopefully continue to remain embarased by it....and while I doubt I will sucumb to another machine's lure, being even more embarassed would be tolerable.

Country Girl said...

Uno's is my fave, too. We should get together sometime! And these slot machines are awesome.

Janette said...

Oh what a cool collection. =)

Judyann said...
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Judyann said...

Still have yet to play one or two slot machines when I'm over for scrap club. There's always next time.