Well, I finally had to admit that I am definitely a senior citizen. I had an ironing board from the early 1940's. It had a wood top with iron legs. I had found it about 40 years ago in a thrift shop in Tacoma and paid the grand sum of $.69. That board traveled everywhere with me. I loved it. It came with about 15 or so covers on it along with the pads. One by one over the years each one wore out. Then I got down to the last one. I had some surplus material and mended it over and over. I finally gave up the ghost. It became just too heavy for me to lift to take it out of the closet.
I also had to put my EuroPro iron into storage. When filled with water, the tank and iron together just became too heavy also. So I bought a Proctor Silex cheap one. Yesterday I took every pair of slacks and pants out of the closet and washed and ironed them. I still love a nice crease in the legs. Pirate wants my old iron. That thing gives off steam that can give you a very serious burn if you are not careful. Now I have to find a light weight ironing board that I can handle.
I know. Who irons today. I only buy clothes that are 100% cotton due to a skin condition. So my blouses and pants get ironed.