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    Default The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    Act fast.

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    Default Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    Just sold on eBay. What items will be up for auction next?

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    Default Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    Well, for $300 you could set up a business making "torrefied" mandolin bridges (using this toaster) with the 100% honest claim that the wood is toasted on the same equipment that Bill Monroe used.............................to make his morning toast!

    Investors?

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    I'm guessing it was purchased by a well known Monroe memorabilia collector named Tom. Just a wild guess on my part.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    (chorus to the upcoming hit "Bill Monroe's Toaster") - Ok gang... how about a community songwriting project? Go for it!

    I've always been a humble man
    I've never been a boaster
    But here today I proudly say
    I own Bill Monroe's toaster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassweb View Post
    I've always been a humble man
    I've never been a boaster
    But here today I proudly say
    I own Bill Monroe's toaster
    Hey I like that. Especially the way the accent naturally falls on MONroe.
    "I play BG so that's what I can talk intelligently about." A line I loved and pirated from Mandoplumb

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    Life is like a roller coaster
    We can all agree on that
    But when Bill would use his toaster
    Do you think he wore a hat?

    (to the tune of Life's Railway to Heaven)
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassweb View Post

    I've always been a humble man
    I've never been a boaster
    But here today I proudly say
    I own Bill Monroe's toaster
    I'm sticking with the Glassweb meter:

    He run a all kinds a bread through there
    a settin' at the table
    But never gnawed on nuthin'
    that was chewy as a bagel

    (Mandolin Break)
    "I play BG so that's what I can talk intelligently about." A line I loved and pirated from Mandoplumb

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    Default Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    OK... so maybe here's an opening shot...

    I woke today and checked Ebay
    Just like I often do
    A junkie for the junky stuff
    They sell to me and you
    When something really caught my eye
    An auction more than most
    Intrigued me when I read the phrase
    "Of Bill Monroe and Toast"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Life is like a roller coaster
    We can all agree on that
    But when Bill would use his toaster
    Do you think he wore a hat?

    (to the tune of Life's Railway to Heaven)
    Hey Mike, with your "roller coaster"

    The bids rolled in so wild and fast
    Was like a roller coaster
    That fateful day on old Ebay
    They auctioned Monroe's toaster

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    Let rednecks have their collar roaster,
    and bidders ride their roller coaster,
    I am not the original poster,
    I'll never have a Monroe toaster.

    This is a fact, but even so,
    here's a toast to Bill Monroe!
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    Op’n up my eyes from dreamy sleep
    And climb on outa bed
    Wish I had Bill’s coffee mug
    To help my sleepy head

    But all is well for breakfast plans
    As now it can be said
    Cuz I bought ole’ Monroe’s Toaster
    With which to toast my bread
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    Ole brother Skaggs, he sang about
    the way you can’t hurt ham
    But I have to say, this very day
    That I’m in a little jam

    For I bought Monroe’s toaster
    But I really cannot boast
    I fed it bread and sat too long
    And burnt my Bluegrass toast
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    My wife observed the slots too small
    for bagels or a muffin,
    But just like Bill I told her then
    "That ain't no part o' nuffin!"

    Tenbrooks said to Molly
    What makes your toast so brown?
    Just slide selector farther right
    And push the lever down
    It ain't gotta be perfect, as long as it's perfect enough!

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    When I went to use the toaster
    I Sure got poisoned dead
    My final thought, ’I shouldnt have bought
    Monroe’s last loaf of bread’

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    I haven't got the wherewithal
    To go out on a limb.
    Now here my sad confession:
    My toaster is Pac Rim.

    ....sorry....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycat View Post
    My toaster is Pac Rim.
    With a good setup it should provide years of good service....

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    And if I remember the label correctly, so was Bill's toaster
    It ain't gotta be perfect, as long as it's perfect enough!

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    Ain't no part of nuthin' if'n it still has a label...
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    Hope who ever bought it, proposes a toast to Bill's memory...

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    I found a picture of Bill Monroe's other toaster. It seems in his later days, he had downsized from his bus and could be seen in his "toaster".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I found a picture of Bill Monroe's other toaster. It seems in his later days, he had downsized from his bus and could be seen in his "toaster".
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    I was feelin' so blue
    Since I ain't got no toaster
    From the Monroe estate
    I just can't be a boaster

    But low and behold
    My day is now much more aliver
    Cuz I went on Ebay
    and bought Monroe's Screwdriver!

    For the low low price of $24.99 you can own a screwdriver authenticated to be out of the toolbox of the Father of Bluegrass:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bill-Monroe...ss!46774!US!-1
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    Just don't get electrocuted by Bill Monroe's Screwdriver when you go to fix his toaster, with it.

    Your right, it's a nut driver!

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    Default Re: The Monroe Toaster has a bidder!

    One has been hilarious folks! The laughter has made me forget that it’s only about 12 degrees outside.
    The thing about the “screwdriver” is, it’s not, it’s a nut driver. Looks too big to be used to adjust a truss rod.
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