Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Crime To Hang Laundry Outside?



I hung out my laundry today, as we've had a string of unsually warm weather for the month of November. I am reminded that other Pennsylvanians may not have the luxury of hanging their clothes outside. I take well advantage of nice sunny decently warm days to air dry my laundry outside! There is no better way to than to dry laundry than in the fresh air and natural sunlight!

Growing up in a poor family, I remember my own mother hanging clothes on the line. I always loved the smell of bed linens, taken straight off the line and put onto my bed. Have you ever wrapped yourself in a crisp bath towel dried outside? There is nothing fresher than laundry hung on the line!

With the whole world focused on everything GREEN, there is nothing more greener than hanging your Laundry OUTSIDE! The energy savings is none the less a great money saver, let alone the reduction of electrical usage and air emissions. I can't believe folks are actually being fined for stringing clotheslines.

Residents are complaining about seeing laundry on clotheslines. They need to get a LIFE and not worry about someone else's laundry! It a free country and we ALL have the right to hang our laundry out to dry if we desire. It's my yard and I'll hang my clothes out any time I wish! I never hang personal undergarments out, but all my other stuff is hung on clotheslines and will continue to be as long as I'm alive! Besides don't folks have anything else to do but gauk at the neighbors yard, on a beautiful sunshiny day? Go for a nice walk, even better yet walk your dog, or go for a nature hike!

Old fashioned ways are making a comeback, and hanging laundry is beneficial all around! When you see someone's laundry on clotheslines, consider the energy savings which this deep rooted tradition could be benefitting you!

My article is in response to: U.S. residents fight for the right to hang laundry

12 comments:

Jo Janoski said...

Applause! Applause! I'm with you all the way with this one!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thanks Jo ~ The world is getting a bit whorped when it comes to common sense!

Dan said...

How petty we've become.
As a boy, I remember racing against the clouds to gather laundry from the line before the rain swept in.

ochikeron said...

How nice your mom! That is Japanese custom of drying laundry!

Yes! I know. When I first lived in NY, I heard that I cannot hang laundry outside.

Now I live in a small apartment, so I can't, even if I want to :( I envy you!

I want many people to know the smell of the sun! I love it, too!!!

Jo A. T.B. said...

I know Dan, I remember too, and the sound of clothes and blankets flapping in the wind!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Ochi,

I didn't know this was Japanese custom too! The smell of sun and fresh air is the best! :) Too bad you cannot partake in this custom! :(

terrymcdermott said...

I like the pics of the towels. They are so colorful!

Jo A. T.B. said...

They are old towels Terry, we've since purchased some well deserved new ones! Doesn't it bring back memories!

nazarina said...

I do this everyday during the summer but it would just be impossible and ludicrous now for obvious reasons LOL!. I placed a little bowl of water outside just to see how fast it would freeze and lo and behold within 15 mins, the little bowl cracked!
I love your picture....just a peaceful and homey scene!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Nazarina, hey what a difference 3 weeks make! Sub zero temps today, and hanging clothes before Thanksgiving! Like you everything is frozen here, of course we had rain before the freeze the so ground is rock solid! Toasty here with my woodburner!

anGeLine said...

hi Jo,
My family always hung out laundry everyday....

Jo A. T.B. said...

Good for you Angel, this is a privilege which I hope we will never lose!

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