Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Clotheslines and irons-- items of the past? Back a ways when he was 12, I once asked my nephew S- to help me hang some clothes. He looked at me like I was from outer space! I rephrased it. "We'll hang some clothes on the clothesline off the back deck." His comment was, "What's a clothesline?" We preceded to hang a basket of laundry, and he claimed his experience with our pulley clothesline was great fun! I asked myself back then has the clothes' dryer removed clotheslines permanently out of the general lexicon? Recently, I asked a couple 'youngins' that I work with this question-- Do you iron your shirts and pants for work? They( a guy and two gals) just smiled and grinned. But how do you get your shirts and pants so wrinkle free, I asked? Incredulously, all three stated in unison... the clothes' dryer! Your witness! I rest my case, your Honor!