Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Oh No! Not A Clothesline!

My children are so spoiled. Yesterday the dryer broke, just quit working and my daughter looked at me and said, "So what are we going to do?" I think I gave her one of those "duh" looks. I said, ''We're going to use the clothesline, of course." She gave me one of those "icky" looks. "The clothesline leaves the jeans and towels all stiff," she said. I told her she might as well get used to it until Phil has a chance to look at the dryer because it wasn't getting fixed until he did.
When my daughter-in-law, who lives with us, heard. She said she would just hang hers to dry in her room (God forbid if any sunshine or fresh air ever touch her clothes!).
I, who grew up never having seen a dryer and never had one through the whole 10 years of my first marriage, am just amazed that these children think they can't do without one.
How in the world are they going to ever get through any real hardships?


  1. I spent the summer on my sister-in-law's farm and I was able to use her line (or the dryer). I never touched the dryer... but I sure will miss the crisp clean feel of line dried clothing!

  2. Well, the kids are right in a way, because we have virtually no wind here in Georgia, the clothes never move on the line and they just dry really stiff. Still they are clean and dried and that is good enough for me.

  3. Thanks for the post Becky. I love a good clothes line - we use ours most of the summer - and need an inexpensive option for the cottage. This picture popped out at me as an easy, inexpensive fix for beach towels and dish rags. A question - are you using rope or actual clothes line on this one.