Born in 1980, Miss Rowenta Toaster lived a charmed life in California, Georgia, Virginia and Washington. She made 3,432 pieces of toast over her 33 year lifespan. During this time, she saw Germany re-united, making her West German statement of origin obsolete. Her crumb tray was cleaned about 10 times, and her cord was a bit melted from incompetent stowage once in Virginia. She had an expert facility with English muffins, sourdough, wheat, and cinnamon bread. Bagels always were a challenge, but she attempted these without complaint. Overall, she existed with aplomb among the human presence. Last week, she was found unresponsive to dill bread. Well done, little toaster.