Freeze Old Man!
Who turned the light off the fridge? There's dead food
in here! Argh! Not global warming I hope. Did it get unplugged?
After a mild panic I sadly announced to family members the forensic result. It was no murder, it was natural! Compressor suffered a fatal stroke! Ye ol' icebox has seen its better days!
To add insult, moisture given off by fridge has slowly rusted door of deep freezer! Damn rubber seals have worn out, too! Ha-ha did I hear someone suggest I replace them with rubber walruses?
Fridge/freezer twins were purchased in 1984. Westinghouse 373 still working and probably would still be good for a few more years. After throwing away all active petri-dishes, soggy siopaos and gross taco dips I removed all metal grills, glass trays, vegie boxes and pushed the monolithic hunk out into driveway for council men to pick up.
Goodbye fridge, thanks for keeping our tucker cool and edible for more than 20 years! Thanks for providing recluse for our temperature-sensitive grace. Goodbye past indulgences.
Now there's a new but smaller Westie standing beside the old freezer. However gleaming whiteness of fresh revealed ugliness of old. Couldn't stand it anymore so I sanded off freezer door's rusty parts, primed it gray, did pastel drawing and sprayed with clear enamel lacquer (see image).
Photographer friend Claro Cortes suggested it's a good advertisement for Westinghouse. He-he..well it just might amuse them..that's all.
Fridge door art has been around for years-- maybe in an attempt to mask dermal injuries; or
maybe artists can't stand empty, white panels; or maybe some have good foresight knowing they can unhinge and keep the door art when the fridge is rigor mortis-cold.
Australian painter Pro Hart did a lot of fridge door art now in the collection of art galleries. It could also lessen materials going to the dumpsite thus helping the environment.