Monday, April 25, 2011


Do you remember back in the 40s and 50s when women would embordier designs on dish towels? You called them tea towels if you were 'fancy'. There would be seven of them, one for each day of the week. Monday's usually had a woman hanging out clothes and underneath it was embordiered the words MONDAY or LAUNDRY. 

Why is it that we do our laundry on Monday? Not everyone does, but I still do. I'm one of those oldsters sticking to tradition, I guess. So, I got up this morning and flung a bunch of clothes into the washer. I wasn't even dressed nor had I eaten my breakfast. I tell myself, 'It's best to start early'. ha ha like I have tons of wash to do. I mean there is only one of me. How dirty can one person get? Don't answer that.

In the long ago I would hang my  clothes out on the line and let the air and sunshine dry them and give them that oh, so good aroma that you could just bury your nose into. There isn't a man-made product out there that can duplicate that sweet, fresh smell.

Oh, I still have the posts from a clothesline. Trouble is, Grandson Chris took the wire down. Said it was too low and he had to duck to go under it. Now, the post is decorated with a trumpet vine. Chris' idea again. I had one on my clothes line post back in Alabama when he was growing up. He misses it I guess.


  1. Laundry starts on Monday here too. Clotheslines have also been in our yard though not now. I too like hanging clothes on a line. :-)

  2. Oh Granny told me that she used to do hers on Mondays long ago but the last 2 years before she left us she did hers on Fridays. I am like you. I LOVE a clothes line. I need to get one! I haven't had one in years. I LOVE this post!!! And I love a trumpet vine too!

  3. Oh, how I remember the clothes line. Fun post.
    Glad you came by for a visit.

  4. I miss having a clothesline.....the sunshine leaves such a pleasant fragrance on the clothes.
    I remember the embroidered dish cloths....haven't seen any in a long time....memories ... memories.


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