Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cherry picking time

They say a Lady shouldn't go out without a hanky, or two.

4 comments:

Deb said...

My grandma, the one who taught me embroidery, did laundry for people. Everything got ironed. She let me start on the flat work. Handkerchiefs, table napkins, and pillowcases. I had to stand on a box because the ironing board was not adjustable. The iron did not have steam. You sprinkled water from a soda bottle with a stopper punctured, just so. One lady had special, lavender scented water. I once did two men's dress shirts with it before she caught me. They had to be rewashed "to get the stink out".

Joanne S said...

We had the same "job". My mother set me up to iron all the flat things as well. She would sprinkle the linens and then roll them and cover with a sheet of plastic. I took one item out at a time and ironed it flat and smooth. Loved ironing. I stopped a few years ago when my husband retired and didn't need perfectly ironed shirts and pants every day. Now my own linen is always un-ironed as well. It took awhile to get used to being wrinkled but now I like it--softer to the touch.

Trish Copeland said...

LOVE hankies! Have quite the pile in my top dresser drawer. I keep one in my car, one in my purse, one in the pocket of my robe, and they may occasionally be found between the couch cushions. Needless to say, I actually use my hankies. Many of my favorites were my dad's. They're a treasure.

Deb said...

I have a lot of my husband's cotton bandanas. Shared them with his boys. These are actually damask dinner napkins, though on the small side. When you are part-time caretaker for a toddler, you had BETTER have something for wiping.

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