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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Generational Stuff--The Clothes Line

I clicked on to a show last night of Patti Serrano's "TALKING ABOUT MY GENERATION,' which she (over 60) does with a 22 year old (One Geek is his moniker--not sure of this young man's name) and they talk about generational stuff. We talked about when gas was $.19 cents a gallon, yes nineteen cents and there were gas wars for cheapest price and you got a set of glasses or a set of dishes with a fill up.

We also talked about how you only had three pair of shoes, tennis shoes for play, school shoes and dress shoes and if you were affluent enough to have more they only came in brown, black, white and sometimes navy.

Yes we also talked about technology as we talked about generational stuff and here is something that came to me from my 78 year old Uncle Jerry (Zio Geraldo) has sent this to me about a clothesline and the RULES OF THE CLOTHESLINE:

The Clothes Line

The clothes line....a dead give away that you are at least over fifty. Do the kids today even know what a clothes line is? I am sure a lot of you are too young to remember the clothes line, but for all of us who are older, this will bring back the memories. . . . at least it did for me.


1. You had to wash the clothes line Before hanging any clothes. Walk the length of each line with a damp cloth around the line.

2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order and always hang whites with whites and hang them first.

3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders, always by the tail. What would the neighbors think?

4. Wash day on a Monday...........never hang clothes on the weekend or Sunday for heaven's sake!

5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your 'unmentionables' in the middle.

6. It didn't matter if it was sub zero weather.....clothes would 'freeze dry.'

7. Always gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes. Pins left on the line was 'tacky'.

8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.

9. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket and ready to be ironed.

10. IRONED?????????? Well, that's a whole other subject.

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