Swept Away: Falling for the Man with 600 Vacuums

Recorded September 10, 2019 Archived September 10, 2019 02:22 minutes
Id: APP654567


We love a good love story here at StoryCorps. But this one? It sucks … just not in the way you might think.

Tom Gasko has been a vacuum repairman for over 35 years. He also collects vacuums — hundreds and hundreds of them — and proudly displays them in his very own vacuum cleaner museum in a Rolla, Missouri strip mall.

He came to StoryCorps to share his love for the machines with his husband, Donnie Pedrola.


  • Donnie Pedrola
  • Tom Gasko

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