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  1. “but I drew the line at getting cactus needles in my unmentionables.” This. Why on earth not?! 😉

    I think you’ve covered just about all the variances of Laundry Day:-D

  2. Miss Natasha –

    I think you win the Diversified Laundry Lady prize! And the winter laundry pix is great. Winter laundry line clothes smell sooooo good. Of course they get tired when they have to stand around and thaw out before they can be folded. 😉


    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Oh, yay! I love prizes! 🙂

  3. My sister, whom my uncles nick named “Linus,” lived, until at least Kindergarten, with her thumb in her mouth and a raggedy pink blanket dragging behind her. My mother somehow disconnected Kim from her blanket, washed it, and hung it on the line one sunny summer afternoon. A bit later she realized that Kim, who couldn’t have been more than 2, had disappeared. A panicked search ensued. Kim was soon discovered sound asleep under the clothesline, her thumb in her mouth, and the other hand clinging to a corner of her blanket!

    I LOVE the fresh air smell of line dried laundry but there is just something beyond awesome about soft clothes, or towels, warm from the dryer!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      What a fun story! 🙂

      I don’t mind warm clothes from the dryer but the wind on the hill keeps all my laundry whisper-soft. I helped a friend take down her laundry one day and realized that it was all crunchy- totally threw me for a loop!

      In the winter the wind can be a bit ferocious but I wouldn’t trade my breathtakingly beautiful summers for a calm winter, ever!

  4. Oh, this was delightful, Natasha! I love hanging my laundry out to dry too, but since we live close to a busy road, everything always smells like exhaust fumes when it’s done. Therefore… I use my dryer…

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      There are certain very wonderful things about dryers. 🙂

  5. Oh how fun! I’m glad I’m not the only girl who never really did much laundry until I moved away from home. My mom, too, loves doing laundry. She still does it all for us when we come to visit. 🙂

  6. Oh this brought back so many memories. I’ve been out a washer this past three weeks. Got it back yesterday and never have I been so thrilled to do laundry! I have a laundry loving mama, too. I had forgotten about the ringer washer that sat in our kitchen – dragged outside to wash doll clothes in summer. I remember riding the bus home, and seeing my sister’s wedding dress billowing on the line. (She had thrown it right into the washer, said if it ruined it she’d have it professionally preserved, and my sister – still on her honeymoon – wouldn’t open it til long after she was dead!) Love this!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Love your stories!! I can just imagine a wedding dress on the line… how beautiful that must have looked!

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