Monday, May 15, 2006
The washboard is an old one I have had for a few years. The double washtub I bought at an old family run hardware store and the handcrank wringer I ordered from a catalog. I got these when I thought we were moving to a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. This cabin had no electric or plumbing and the only way to it was by boat. I was so excited to be moving there! My youngest daughter and her husband were going to move there and build a cabin too but decided they would rather live on the family farm instead so William said he didn't want me there alone most of the time as he would be on the road. He found a place in Tennessee and wanted to move there but I wanted to come back to our place here in Fayetteville. I am glad we did. We are out in the country and but close to shopping. We are off by ourselves but neighbors are close without being in your doorway. Close to a major highway but can't see or hear the traffic. Have woods all around and can have my animals, gardens or anything else I want without worrying about zoning. The only thing I don't have is the snow and cold weather which I love. I can use my washtubs and wringers and hang my clothes out here without worrying about them freezing though. So that is a good thing. I am going to retire my washer and dryer and get my washtub, wringer and washboard out and start using them. You have never seen white clothes really white until you have seen them washed and wrung through a wringer! I can see all the eyes rolling now but I am actually excited about getting something else in my life back to the basic way like my grandparents. So go enjoy your washday and I will be making sure William brings my washtubs out of storage on his way home Friday. I will take photos of my wash next week. Have a great day and count your blessings (maybe one of those would be the easy way of doing laundry).