Thursday, September 24, 2009


I've put this post on Kelli's Show & Tell. Go take a look at what everyone is talking about this week.

I wanted to show you where I spend a lot of my time, either blogging, ebaying or organizing photos and making movies. My desk looks a mess but I know where everything is!! : ))

I got this in an email. Thought it was really cute. I remember my Mom doing all this.

Right after I got it, my dryer shut down and won't start!!!!!! Guess I'll be hangin' clothes till I solve this dilemma!


You have to be a certain age to appreciate this.

I can hear my mother now....

(if you don't know what clotheslines are, better skip this)

1. You had to wash the clothes line before hanging any clothes-walk the

entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth around the lines..

2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order,

and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.

3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail!

What would the neighbors think?

4. Wash day on a Monday! . .. . Never hang clothes on the weekend,

or Sunday, for Heaven's sake!

5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could

hide your "unmentionables" in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y'know!)

6. It didn't matter if it was sub zero weather . . .

Clothes would "freeze-dry. "

7. Always gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes!

Pins left on the lines were "tacky!"

8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes

up so that each item did not need two clothes pins,

but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.

9. Clothes off of the line before dinner time,

neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.

10. IRONED?! Well, that's a whole other subject!

Have a great Friday Everyone.



  1. Oh my, this brings back memories! I don't remember following all the rules, but I do remember #8. I was so embarassed to hang the unmentionables and always tried to hide them! I was thrilled when we finally got a clothes dryer ... Thanks for the memory!

  2. I remember all of these rules as well! It's been a while since I've hung laundry out to dry - this was quite a refresher!

  3. I don't think your desk looks messy at all~there's no way I'd post a pic of mine right now:)

  4. First of all, your desk looks very neat to me, or maybe because mine looks like it exploded! LOL

    loved the clothes line rules. And we always followed #8!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. It's a great looking corner of your blogging world!!!

    My show n tell is a dolphin framed work of art today. Stop by if you can, I'd love to have you visit. HERE is the permalink to today's post

    Have a terrofic weekend!

  6. I spent plenty of times during my childhood hanging the clothes on the line. Don't they smell good?

  7. Yes, Sally, nothing like the fresh smell of sheets dried outside. I'd sometimes hang them even when my dryer wasn't broken!!

  8. You have a pretty corner there:) Nice to have a clothes line as a back up isn't it?

  9. Your desk is a whole lot cleaner then ours and ours is much bigger. Funny you should get that right before your dryer broke down.

  10. I can smell the fresh clothes now. As for the ironing, well...that I can do without...and I often do.

  11. My mama always hung the wash out to dry on a clothesline. I remember when I was little I used to run between the rows of damp sheets. I still hang clothes out once in a while. I loved this post.


  12. I still hang clothes out on the line, and still follow all these rules. :)
    Even the ironing part! lol
    But I didn't know they were rules I thought I was just picky! I didn't realize everyone else did it this way too! lol


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