Monday, October 26, 2009
I'm Thankful For...
I remember so well helping my grandmother do the laundry with an old ringer washer - sort the clothes, fill the washer with hot water, grate the laundry soap, let it agitate (for as long as you like), run the clothes through the ringer. Now, you have to remember, water heaters did not hold much water, so you had to put in the whites first, then the lights, then the darks, because you probably used the same water for at least two of those batches, maybe all of them if the water was not too dirty! After you put them through the ringer to get out most of the dirty water, you had to fill the washer again to rinse - and the process started all over again.
So I am thankful for my automatic washing machine! But I still love to hang my clothes out on the line. Take the time you would have spent 75 years ago doing the laundry and call your sister or your daughter . . . . . .do it for me . . . and my grandma..