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  1. katry Says:

    Zen Proverb

  2. Bob Says:

    I can remember my mother hanging out our laundry to dry. First when we lived in an apartment in Brooklyn on the second floor. Her washing machine would hook up to the kitchen sink and she had a clothesline out the kitchen window strung across an alleyway attached to the buildings. It had a pulley that allowed her to reel in the cloths. When we moved to Dallas we lived in a single story apartments that were called ‘Garden Apartments’ where the clothsline was outside in the backyard suspended from ‘T’ shaped supports. She didn’t get a dryer until we moved into our house a few years later. My kids have no clue what are a clothsline or cloths pins. Since the advent of wash and wear they have never seen an ironing board or a steam iron,

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      My nephew who is in his mid-30’s was taking a readiness test for kindergarten. The only misstep was he couldn’t identify an iron.

      We had lines in the yards at the places where I lived as a kid. My mother had a washing machine but never a dryer until we moved to the cape. Both were in the kitchen as we had no cellar. It was far easier than to have them in the cellar.

      My sister hangs out her sheets as nothing beats sheets dried by the sun.

      • Bob Says:

        My Condo has the washer/dryer connection in a walk in closet in the bedroom. The best location I ever saw was in a bedroom hallway. Otherwise you have to haul the clothes to and from the Kitchen.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I have to haul my clothes down two floors and up two floors. Hauling it from the kitchen would be easy compared to my trek now.

    • katry Says:

      minicapt,
      I wonder how clean those clothes got when alleyways and dirt filled lots were below them. The filled lines do make for striking pictures.


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