A range by any other name is just a range …

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1A web friend posted this on her facebook page. Wow! Talk about nostalgia! I remember when a very wealthy woman in New Mexico bought one of these in the 50’s for her mansion’s kitchen. They assembled it in the freight house when it arrived, then six men lifted it onto the back of a small truck and took it to the house to install it. People drove miles just to see this miracle of modern cookery while it sat in the freight house.

It had two ovens, a broiler, a warming oven, six burners and a removable griddle that sat on two of the burners. The cook quickly learned all the quirks of it and began turning out meals for Hollywood glitterati and New York novelists.

Sometimes I did small chores around the house, painting and such. When I was there, she fed all the workmen lunch in a special dining room off to the side of the kitchen. Usually she made an appearance and thanked everyone for their efforts. She was much loved in the community, and now a hospital, a school, a highway and a hotel are named after her. But I’ll keep her name a secret.

2 thoughts on “A range by any other name is just a range …

    Pamela Stong said:
    July 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Well I can personally guarantee she wasn’t Old Lady Lineberry. That woman was so cheap she squeaked. And she WASN’T beloved by all. She was a rock troll in socialites clothing with a personality to match.


    rustyarmor responded:
    July 14, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    LOL! No … but it was a good friend of hers … I don’t know that she was still alive when you worked for Duane ..


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