I was out yesterday looking at one of the local used furniture stores and came across this
The Original iMac
It's a teal Apple iMac from 1998 lol I got it for $75 dollars. She wanted $100 and I said $75 and she took it. I was pretty happy.
It's kind of funny to me in a personal way. When these first came out I wanted one so bad. I would be in Circut City, where my bf worked and would
just wish I could have one. I was 19 and obviously didn't have $1200 to buy one. My first Apple was a 17in Powerbook G4 and I loved that thing. I had
it for years and it worked great. I had a 15in Powerbook G4 after that and now currently have a 15in Macbook Pro. So I kind of laugh at how I finally
I saw one about 6 yrs ago in a store and didn't buy it and always kicked myself but this one came with all kinds of things.
I will get it upgraded as far as I can. I have found certain sites already and know they can be upgraded to a certain extent. For what I will use it
for it's perfect.
This a list of what it came with:
Claris Works 5.0 (with 2 manuals as well)
iOmegaware 6.x software and books
Faxstf 5.0 book and software
MacDraw Pro book/manual
Quicken for Macintosh 98 softare with manual/guide
The iMac Book
Easy iMac book (color guide for the OS)
Cliff Notes "Using Your First Mac"
FileMaker Pro users guide
Claris Filemaker II manual
Belkin 4 port USB hub (I needed one of those too!)
Install and restore disc Version OS 8.1
William Sonoma Good Cooking disc (it's all recipes!! Perfect for me)
Quicken Deluxe 98 Software
some kind of game
Kai's Photosoap/Photoshop disc and programs
It came with her notes in the books and other documents of items purchased like a 1200 dollar printer that was refunded because it was out of stock.
That's an expensive printer!
I was going through the old programs and started reading the folders. I wasn't going to look at any of the stuff on it but I found a BUNCH of personal
recipes. They are awesome and yes I will be making some. Then I found some letters and personal documents and the woman who owned this from what I can
tell was an 82yr old retired Brevard County school worker who also was very involved in her church. She seems like such a sweet lady. All her letters
were so loving and caring.
She took excellent records it seems of everything. Everything seems very organized. I figured her age out by her letters. She said in one from 2008 I
believe that she was 82. The computer hasn't been used since July of 2009 from what I can tell. The computer was acquired at an estate sale after
The owner's name was Joyce. Just from reading what she had on her computer she seemed to love to cook
which I respect. Anyone who has a folder with
their own recipes on their computer is OK by me.
She also seemed to be very involved in her Church and someone who really cared for everyone she came across. There are many letters to what I can
assume are kids from her church trying to give them positive advice and guidance. It wasn't anything forceful just showing them that someone cared and
believed in them. It was really sweet to read.
It also seems her kids and one of her grandkids had some troubled times and there were many letters to them and information on them that she was
documenting for her grandkids. She seems like a very caring woman. I have no idea if she is still alive. I will assume that she has passed since it
has been sold and not used since 2009.
I have found many neat things with paperwork of peoples lives. One time I got an ET crochet blanket but in the box was someones military records and
banking information from the 80s. There was all kinds of stuff in there. I took it back to the place I got it from and she shredded it.
I have to say reading this stuff today was really sweet. She just seemed like a nice lady. Even objects have history. If only objects could
we'd all be screwed
Anyway....if you know anything about these and have suggestions that would be great! It runs really well too. Comes right on, makes no noises and if
pretty darn clean. She definitely took care of it. I have all the restore discs and original software discs. I'm just getting rid of things and copy
others to different folders. I'm going to keep her recipes
So that is one day at the thrift store. Funny thing is I wouldn't have been out that way if I didn't have to take my future mother in law to the
dealership next door
I also got a job yesterday
Yes it was a good day
edit on 1/9/2012 by yeahright because: Title to change teal to bondi blue at member's request