In the background is the evidence that my mother never owned a clothes dryer. She raised 7 kids (I'm the baby--she saved the best 'til last, of course!) without an automatic washer..I vaguely remember her putting the clothes through the hand operated ringer. That washer looked something like this:
And, that my friends is as modern as she agreed to get! She used that washer and hung her clothes out to dry (or in the cellar on lines in bad weather) until the day she died (about 25 years ago.). She was convinced that electric dryers ruined your clothes, and she pointed to the residue in the lint collecter as proof. And forget about a dishwasher! That I guess would have been the epitome of laziness!
Enough reminiscing for today. Hope you all have a great one!