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I had to give my favorite little staple kitchen appliance a much-deserved funeral this week.  It was quite sad, to be honest with you all.  ๐Ÿ˜ข

When I was very young and newly married, my now ex-husband and I had friends come over for dinner.   I don’t remember what the main course was, but I remember cooking rice with it.  I flat out burned the rice to a crisp on the stove.  The other couple found it very funny โ€ฆ whereas I was mortified.  He was Asian, and I was attempting to do something nice for him.  Obviously, it backfired โ€ฆ but it was a running joke from then on.  ๐Ÿ˜†

Anyway, the very next weekend, they invited us for dinner at their house โ€ฆ and gave us a present of a very basic rice cooker.  We all laughed and they swore we’d love it.  I did!!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

The brand was National, manufactured by Matsushita, which is a predecessor to Panasonic.  This magic little cooker was amazing.   It cooked the rice and magically turned off when it was done so I couldn’t burn ๐Ÿ”ฅ it.  It was a very basic unit that worked solidly for a little over 40 years.  ๐Ÿ˜ฑ  

I loved this thing.  โค๏ธ  It’s travelled with me in various moves and took a beating from children misusing it and from my very regular use.   It just kept ticking.  ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ 

Well, it kept ticking until this week when it just wouldn’t fire up.  It was tired.  It wanted to return to the appliance heaven in the sky.  I was devastated.   ๐Ÿ˜ฎ  Of the number of appliances that came and went in my house over the years, this one gave me way more than I bargained for.  ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Rest easy, little rice cooker.  You deserve it.  You’re already missed.   ๐Ÿ˜ง

Now I have to find a new one.  The task is daunting.  ๐Ÿ˜

Carry on, everyone!

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