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Old 11-23-2011, 01:29 PM   #81
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DH has been banned ever since he washed the whites, a beige rug, and my new burgundy bathrobe in the same load. Luckily he likes pink as a color.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:29 PM   #82
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This is something I ran across several years ago. Now is a good time to revisit it, I think:

"Lest We Forget"
A Kentucky mountaineer woman years ago wrote out a "receet" for washing clothes that she gave to her daughter, a new bride. The famous receet has been handed down and shared for a long time. We can't help wondering what the mother's reaction would be if she could see a modern laundry today.
1. Bild fire in backyard to het kittle of rainwater
2. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is peart
3. Shave 1 hole cake lie sope in bilin water
4. Sort things. Make Three piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile cullord, 1 pile rags and britches
5. Stur flour in cold water to smooth, then thin down with bilin water
6. Rub dirty spots on board. Scrub hard. Then bile. Just rench and starch
7. Take white things out of kittle with broom handle, then rench, blew and starch
8. Spread tea towles on grass
9. Hang old rags on fense
10. Scrub porch with sopy water
11. Pour rench water in flower bed
12. Turn tubs upside down
13. Go put on clean dress. Smooth hair with side combs, brew cup of tea, set and rest and rock a spell and count blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving, all.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #83
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there's an old joke that goes something about how women think men should help out with housework more often.

hey, a man invented the washing machine. isn't that enough???

(ducking...)
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #84
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The Matching Sox problem resolved itself when I got divorced. I got my own dresser(s). A drawer for white sox, blacksox and a sep drawer for undies. All the years we were married, no matter how many dressers we had, it seems I only had one drawer for myself. I caught her in MY Drawer one time. I asked what are you doing? She said, my feet are cold, I was going to borrow a pair of your wool sox. Sheesh. I suppose I could have rubbed her tootsies. Now, I buy one kind of sock in as many pairs as I can afford. And they always are mated.

Do you separate your clothes into "like kinds" or by colors? The only color I keep separate is Red Things. They are only done about once in a blue moon when there is enough for a load. I don't have too much red. Used to have a lot of Pink though !! Otherwise, I see no problem putting in towels/ jeans/ cotton pants/ sox/ undies in a load. Ok, two loads. Shirts get their own load, mostly because they don't get the same drier setting. Sheets, pillow cases usually get a few t shirts added, to top off a load.

And what about Odd things. Pretty soon I'm going to need to do up some TableCloths before the next round of holidays. I have to do Lace tablecloths by hand. It isn't hard to do, just not exciting. I s'pose there is music to do laundry by.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #85
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there's an old joke that goes something about how women think men should help out with housework more often.

hey, a man invented the washing machine. isn't that enough???

(ducking...)
Not when men think that silk blouses and expensive lingerie should go in hot water.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #86
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there's an old joke that goes something about how women think men should help out with housework more often.

hey, a man invented the washing machine. isn't that enough???

(ducking...)
In the old days they didn't invent washing machines they married them.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #87
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That's a charming piece of Americana, Tinlizzie
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:53 PM   #88
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Yeh Tin Lizzie, that's a good one. Read it before and it makes you stop and think, It's Probably True !! I'll count my blessings.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #89
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I know my DH is capable of doing his own laundry. I just don't trust men to do my laundry. ...

That's it exactly! At my urging, we got together and created a list of instructions including which clothes went in which batches and how to wash and dry. Detergent, fabric softener, water temp and washer cycle.

I printed it out and posted it in the laundry room. She still won't leave it to me to do. She "lets" me move stuff from the washer to the dryer or hang stuff up to dry on occasion if she's in a hurry.

I figure if I can follow a recipe, I can follow laundry instructions.

Oh well, more time on DC for me!
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:14 PM   #90
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I do a separate lycra load - darks and lights.

In it goes everything stretchy - support hose, bras, exercise clothes, and sweatbands from the gym. Hung to dry.
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