Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mom's Clothes Pins

Mom's Clothes Pins

"Just a few more warm days that the laundry can be taken out!"
I am sure that is what my mother used to think as the warm days were coming to an end.
I wish I had a clothes line I remember the fresh fragrance of the sheets as I would go to bed that night after they had hung in the warm sun all day!

Have a warm and sunny day!
Psalm 28:7


Karen said...

Precious reminders! I too remember the crispness and the smell and I long for a line too.

Rebecca said...

Just recently I heard of a Home Owner's Association suing a Home Owner for putting up a T-shaped Clothes Line. I couldn't believe it.

Whenever I think we are all going forward I realize how much we've truly given up in the name of progress.

Lovely post sweet friend~


Cora said...

I don't have a clothes line any more either...some days I wish I did though. Love the Jack-O-Pot!! Cute!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I love line-dried sheets. I love the fresh smell and the crisp feel. I haven't had a clothesline in probably a good 20 years. Here in Oregon we have too much rain, too many birds and insects, and too many spiders. I actually have a side yard that would be the perfect location but I'd be afraid to sleep on the sheets for fear of what might come in with them.

myletterstoemily said...

hi carolyn,

i was happy to see you as one of my
followers. please don't think every
post is about my family. lots are
about LIFE.

i love your place and am happy to meet

yesterday, my daughter in brazil told
me her laundry schedule. whites go
out in the heat of hte day and colors
later. :) she never did her laundry
at home.


Dianne said...

One of life's great simple pleasures--getting into a bed with freshly laundered line-dried sheets--oh, the sheer joy of it!!

MTJ said...

Hi Carolyn,

I remember my grandmother use to have me hang her sheets on a clothes line and (at the time) I thought she was "old fashioned" because dryers were (in my mind) better.

Now that I'm older, I realize that technology sanitizes out things in our culture. I can't remember the last time I saw a clothes pin (thanks for the memory picture). You've allowed me to stroll down Memory Lane to a place I'd forgotten.

Have a good weekend.

Blessings and peace.


Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh I do remember the way the sheets smelled and the way they felt, so crisp and fresh. I had a clothes line until a few years ago. I remember hurrying to get the clothes in if a rain was coming. Thanks for the memories!!

Anita said...

Beautiful post!! I still hang my grandmother's vintage sheets out, over at my mom's because she has my grandmother's 4-line clothesline! My husband made one on a pulley for me like his mom has in Puerto Rico, but I need to find coated wire and not the cloth kind. There really is nothing like that smell. And they feel so good. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Susan B said...

I wish I had a clothesline too! We had one when I was growing up, though I didn't appreciate it at the time. :)

I hope you have a nice weekend!

Susy said...

I love the old clothespins and the nostalgia of clothes hanging on the line. Simpler days.

Ruth said...

Hi Carolyn.. this is a sweet reminder... brings back fond memories..:)

Have a blessed Sunday and a lovely week ahead!!