My first kettle was a wedding present from my B-I-L in 1980. Marriage only lasted 7 years but I'm still with kettle 28 years later!
The legs are gone so she now sits atop a wrought iron plant stand. I mainly use my Performer which was purchased in 87' or 88' and have a smokey joe and another 22.5" kettle I picked up for $20 two weeks ago.
"You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need"
Mange Bene Viva Bene!
NB Bandera-Firebox & Baffle Mod, WSM, Weber: Performer(Col. Steve Austin Mod), WSM, Three 22 1/2" Kettles, 2 Brinkman Dual Zone Proffessional Grills, Smoky Joe, Uniflame Tabletop Gasser, Luhr-Jensen Big Chief, Turkey Fryer, Rocky Mountain Camp Stove & 3 UDS's.