I have been so busy lately, that I haven’t had time to write or read my favorite blogs. So this morning I am catching up. One lady commented how she opened up her house to air it out, even tho it was chilly out. Boy did that bring back memories. My mom was big on fresh air,too, all year. Well, growing up in the Midwest, I didn’t always think that was a good thing. When she would washed the bedding, we (I) would have to hang the sheets outside, in the cold, so that they would smell fresh. After the sheets were froze as stiff as a board, we (I) would have to bring the sheets in, re-hang them in the basement, till they thawed and were dry. And then back on the bed. And I admit, they did smell good but…….One day, Dad bought her a dryer, and I was so excited. But, you guessed it, she didn't use it much. Just for the small items that took too long to hang on the line. We still hung everything outside, all year long. I still have one of her clothespin bags she made. I wonder how many of those she did make. Everyone that saw hers wanted one. She had no store brought pattern, just one she designed out of the Sunday newspaper. She was quite the seamstress making most of her clothes and ours. She thought it helped to have your clothes pins in something pretty. They were pretty but I didn't they helped on those cold winter days. Those were the days.
|Old clothespin bag made by my Mom.|
|What our yard looked line on laundry day, all year long.|
Take care and stay well.