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Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a great day!

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

~ Psalm 118:24 ~

It is a beautiful day here in Oklahoma!  We lots of sunshine and it is an awesome 73 degrees!

~ P.E.R.F.E.C.T. ~

 Even the butterflies are enjoying the beautiful

(not my photo)

Even the wild roses are blooming!  I think they are so lovely.

The kids are in the pool....again (that will last about 40 minutes) and dh is building fence.

For now, I am inside working on:

~ Ah, the good old days! ~ smile


But, the reason for the picture (above) is to tell you,
a good friend of ours, brought me an old
Maytag.....the old wringer type!

I am so excited!  That is what I learned to do laundry on (a 100 or so years ago).

Now, I have needed some parts.  We are  planning on making one complete, functional washer

to put in the new milk barn we are planning to build.
The other one (which will mostly be the "hull") will be used as a planter in front of the 
milk barn!

I can't wait....but I will!

Hope you are enjoying you day!



  1. I can't imagine trying to do any laundry in an old wringer washer. I do remember my grandmother had one in her kitchen years ago though I never used it.

    Planter sounds pretty and creative though.

  2. Does anyone have video of this machine in action? I would love see the clothes go into the rollers. Did you ever get anything caught in a wringer?or ruined a couple of shirts?

  3. Ane,

    I was about 6 or 7 when Mom bought an automatic washing machine....seems strange now to call them automatic!

    Our wringer had a release lever (?) on top of the rollers and yes, I can remember getting my arm in the wringer a time or two when I was "helping". When that happened, you had to be quick and pop that lever! I was never really hurt.

    Also, it was possible for some shirts or blouses to go through a little crooked and if that happened, sometimes the buttons on the shirt or blouse would be broken in half from the pressure of the rollers. That was upsetting, as you had to put that item in the mending pile before it could be worn again.

    I have always wanted an old wringer washer. We plan on setting it up to wash heavy quilts, comforters, etc. And it will be hand to wash cleaning rags that dh and the boys use repairing equipment.

    BTW - there were stories about well endowed ladies leaning in to the wringer a little too much.....and getting a little "caught". LOL


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