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Washing???
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KatG    Posted 10-14-2004 at 09:27:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HAs anyone besides me ever washed clothes on a rub board and used a wringer type washing machine???
This cool weather makes me think how cold my fingers would get a hanging out clothes when them "blue Texas northers" blew in...KAtG


KellyGa    Posted 10-14-2004 at 15:28:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have never actually used one, BUT...I do own Ians grandpas. :) Genuine article.


you bet    Posted 10-14-2004 at 14:40:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
my mother had one in her basement till 75. I remember her first one, an old magtag, made a wooden fork in shopclass to pick up the clothes in the two rinsing tubs. I still got a scar on my index finger from putting my hand in the wringer when I was a little fella.
That scar must be close to 70 now, still real visible. Not the good old days in my opinion
REt


I remember    Posted 10-14-2004 at 14:36:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
before we got electricity in our area, we used a wash board in a large wash tub on a metal stand with a fire underneath. Sometimes the water was so hot we would use a stick to lift the clothes onto the board and wait for them to cool before scrubbing them. Then, they were placed in the rinse and then wrung out by hand. That sometimes required two kids, one on either end of the garment. Of course, we all took turns and it helped to keep us fit and sleep well at night....gfp


Bob Mi    Posted 10-14-2004 at 12:27:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
You think it was cold in Texas you should have been in Mi !! My cousen just sold his mothers at an auction last Sat.


hay    Posted 10-14-2004 at 10:03:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
only "washing machine" my mom and me had was two #3 square wash tubs, a rub board and a clamp on wringer. oh and we used OCTAGON brand soap. our "dryer" was the clothesline. sure was nice to get an automatic machine when we could finally afford one.


deadcarp-say wutt?    Posted 10-14-2004 at 09:56:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
here's a 1-lunger from the past :)

maytag


~Lenore    Posted 10-14-2004 at 09:49:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
My grandma had a wringer washer with two seperate rinse tubs, real uptown stuff.
I used to love to climb on a chair and put my hands and arms in the final rinse tub with "bluing" in it. LOL

That ringer swung around to go to bothe rinse tubs in order, it was fun to watch. Some times she let me run a few from the blue water through the ringer into the little tub she took them out in to hang on the line.
I loved sneaking up to the clothes line and try ing to catch dragon flies or "mosquito hawks" as we called them!

Ahhh.. childhood it took so little to entertain me.


Texas    Posted 10-14-2004 at 11:15:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
My great-grandmother and grandmother had a wringer and basin in the house...with a pitcher pump in the house! Now that was up town. Had to cut a hole in the ceiling and floor to put well in but they were the first ranch around to have "indoor plumbing". I pumped that handle many a time...soon as they swatted me off that I was on that Singer pedal sewing machine......I was a unruly child Ive been told :)


~Lenore    Posted 10-14-2004 at 11:51:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

Ha ha, I bet you were!
I on the other hand was an only child and an angel. :-)


Of course You Were    Posted 10-14-2004 at 14:28:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
and, I'm betting you've been that way ever since, right?


~Lenore (music)    Posted 10-14-2004 at 19:40:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes in fact this is "MY song". LOL

~Willie Nelson

"Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground"


DD    Posted 10-14-2004 at 22:32:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Lenore, that's always been one of my favorites. I'll watch Honeysuckle Rose just to hear that song : )


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