Monday, May 15, 2006

Monday, Monday


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).

14 comments:

Amy said...

I just love those old washboards etc. Makes you wonder how people in those days made do without washing machines doesn't it? Fantastic items though.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Well have a good time. I started out my married life with a wringer washer and remembered it was fun until I got my hand caught in the wringer. I was really young then. wow!! where has the time gone too. You are getting back to the basics..nothing wrong with that..

ms*robyn said...

oh Peggy! if you had moved to the cabin without electricity,you wouldnt have had access to the internet!

Oak Spring farm said...

I am looking for a wringer washing machine myself they get clothes so clean.
I love reading your blog you seem to have it together. I on the other hand, seem
to be a bit frantic. I guess one day I will get to the point where I won't feel
that way, there is so much to do though. sigh
Ms Kay

Donna said...

That is a cool way to do laundry. Would you believe I live in a neighborhood where clotheslines are against homeowner association regulations?

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

my clothes would never be clean if i had to use one of those...

dolly said...

oh Peggy you are so full of energy, I cannot believe it! I am sorry to admit that I am not actually sure why a washtub and wringer would make clothes whiter, all I've ever used or actually seen in anyone's house is an automatic washer.

..thanks so much for your comment on my post about business

dollx

Calidore said...

I remember my Mum telling me she used to wring out my nappies using an old wringer. I wish I had it now, but I think it fell apart with use. Probably a good way to be.

Nicole said...

eyes rolling lol... I think mine left my head completely. My name is Nicole and I am a lazy lazy housewife lol...
Hugs to you Peggy xox

Wendy A said...

Even in Tassie we hang our clothes out to dry as do most Australians. Much different then when I lived in Canada.

Mrs.Garcia said...

Wow I can't wait to here about how white the clothes become after the wash.
I would love to have a clothesline to hang our clothes on to dry outside however it is not in the budget at this time.

Wanda said...

I have to admit I am intrigued! Dare I say it almost seems like fun?! ...Even though I know I wouldn't consider it fun more than once or twice. ;) My grandmother used a set up like that...only she didn't have to deal with blue jeans and heavy things like that. No slacks of any kind, actually.

By the way, WHERE'S NORM????

deni said...

I spent years and years washing clothes out by hand, one of my blessings is my washer!!

Connie and Rob said...

Peggy,
You are so fun. There is no way one could have a boring day spending it with you. I can't wait to see your beautiful your clothes turn out...

Hugs,
Connie