Another Trip Down Memory Lane...
I enjoyed some comments about clotheslines by Victoria Malaney of Flintstone, Maryland, in the January/February, 2007 edition of This Old House. In her letter to the editor, Ms. Malaney, who describes herself as "a nearly 80-year-old", wrote,
"...Women back in the day took great pride in how the clothes looked on the line: all like things together by color and size. Shirts were hung by the tail unbuttoned, to catch any welcome breeze that would help get rid of the wrinkles. Pants by the back waistband only, socks by the toe.
"In spite of all the work, hanging clothes meant time outside the house and didn't seem like a chore. It is a time I remember with love and pride."
Clothesline plans are given in the October, 2006, This Old House: 15 Green Projects for Under $500.
Washers, Dryers and Clotheslines
Ironing Clothes in the 1950's