Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Do you remember 'back in the day' when Mother & Grandmother would take down those beautiful lace curtains, wash them in the old wringer washer & put them on those stretchers to dry? How the stretchers had those sharp 'nails' to hook them over? All the pricks you got stretching them? But, oh, how pretty they looked when rehung?
I remember Mother helping G'ma Maggie twice a year ... spring & fall ... take them down, wash & then rehang them. What a day of work that was. G'ma Maggie would have homemade soup simmering on the stove ... fresh baked bread in the oven ... luscious fresh churned butter & jams sitting on the counter awaiting that warm bread. Ahhhh! the armoa still filters thru my mind. It was so worth the 'fooling around' while they did their work ... knowing we would reap the fruits of G'ma's kitchen when they were done.
~~A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said..
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
... Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
The young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."
The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows."
And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
Depends on the purity of the window through which we look~~
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Posted by Marydon Ford at 5:30 AM