October 06, 2009

In Memoriam

1987 - 2009

Sears "Let's Clean" Canister Vacuum (Sucky) was purchased in Vernon Hills, Illinois on October 27, 1987 and failed to start at its home in Lindenhurst, Illinois on October 5, 2009.

Sucky faithfully served its owners several times per week and was principal in the removal of dust, crumbs, fireplace ashes, pet hair, cat litter and spiders from the home.  It received the "Merit of Valor" decoration during service in the Great Ant Invasion of 1993 and honorable mention during the Bathroom Wall Resurfacing Campaign of 2008.

It was excellent for use on hardwood floor and laminate surfaces, but ineffective on carpeted areas.

Sucky is survived by owners Rob and Jan, adopted brother Bissell Powerforce Upright Vacuum, and numerous other Sears "Let's Clean" devices.

Services will be held at the Lindenhurst home on October 7, 2009 with burial following in the trash can on the west side of the house.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Carpet and Rug Institute, Dalton, Georgia.

On-line condolences can be posted on this website.


  1. Good luck buying a vacuum today that will continue to work multiple times every week for TWENTY TWO YEARS. I'm amazed.

  2. I find it strange that you knew the exact day that you bought it. You sound like Jeff who has every important receipt and owners manual.

    I hope it's replacement brings you many years of happiness.

    Love the orange color!

  3. Jules, it was the same day we moved into our house. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had a clue.