Today my Show and Tell is my clothes line!
It is all the fault of Mrs Miles, who had an online conversation with me yesterday. The plan was to reveal the completed made-over kitchen, but due to my husband being a bit pre-occupied, understandably finishing the kitchen has not been a priority.
I was wondering what else to share, and apparently Mrs Miles thought it would be interesting to find out how I dried my clothes! She even sent me a poem to go with it!
THE CLOTHES LINE
A clothes line was a news forecast
To neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.
It also was a friendly link
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by
To spend a night or two.
For then you’d see the ‘fancy sheets’
And towels upon the line;
You’d see the ‘company table cloths’
With intricate design.
The line announced a baby’s birth
To folks who lived inside
As brand new infant clothes were hung
So carefully with pride.
The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed
You’d know how much they’d grown.
It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.
It said, ‘Gone on vacation now’
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, ‘We’re back!’ when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare.
New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way.
But clotheslines now are of the past
For dryers make work less.
Now what goes on inside a home
Is anybody’s guess.
I really miss that way of life.
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best
By what hung on the line!
So here it is – my drying laundry in all it’s glory.
For my international visitors, on dry days in spring and summer I dry as much as possible on the clothes line. In the autumn and winter (and on wet spring/summer days) I use my tumble drier or dry them over the radiators if the central heating is on. So…….how do you dry your clothes?
Last week I blogged about my new washing up bowl, today the clothes line……can you contain your excitement to see what next week will be about?!
For some much more interesting Show and Tell’s visit There’s No Place Like Home.
Tomorrow night we are going to a 40th birthday dinner party, and here is the card I created for her using digital scrapbooking.
I also made her this bracelet. Exciting news for janmary designs – I received an order for a bracelet and earrings from PARIS today!
We are also looking forward to having some english friends to stay tonight, and then tomorrow they head up to our cottage for a holiday. This weekend is also the Sunday School service at church, followed by the church picnic. For a change the forecast is favourable!
Take care, and enjoy your weekend.