Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Back in the Day
One of my facebook friends brought this up today. Oh how I remember the old timer's things even though I was only five years old. When I was about 5 years old, I put my hand through a washing machine that looked like the one above. Kids can be very inquisitive which sometimes get them in trouble. As a child I was not different. I remember the pain and not much else. I called mom to tell me more about that fateful day when I decided to wring out my hand and arm. She said she was washing and I can down to the basement. I saw the towels go through and they came out stiff and almost dry with the water all wrung out. I wanted to see what would happen if my hand and arm went through it. I stuck my hand through and it roll through a little before it popped upon. I suffered no broken bones. You are right about thousands of stories, I am one of eight kids and she said almost all of us did the same stupid thing sticking our hand through it. Thanks for reminding me of that event. I'll show this post to my daughter. I'm sure she has never seen such a contraption. (LOL)
The wash board is something I would have never been able to use. I saw that in my grannie's house in the south around the age of 6. I don't know how the folks in the day did the things they did or use the things they used. But I am thankful that every year things get easier and better. Yet, I know if it were not for the old days, we wouldn't have the foresight to make improvements.