Drawing a line in the air: Clotheslines are lovely to some, anathema to others
Original post made on Nov 1, 2007
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on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:43 am
I FIND IT SAD THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENJOY SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. THERE ISN'T ANYTHING THAT COMPARES TO THE SMELL OF LINE DRIED CLOTHING. I CAN OPEN MY LINEN CLOSET AND NO PERFUME IN FABRIC SOFTNERS CAN COME CLOSE TO THAT FRESH SMELL. TO SLIDE IN BETWEEN LINE DRIED SHEETS IS HEAVEN. I DO NOT LIVE IN A SLUM AND OWN A WELL KEPT AND MAINTAINED BRICK HOME. I HAD A CLOTHES LINE FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND USED IT. WHEN IT RUSTED I HAD THE LINE TAKEN DOWN. I HAVE A PORTABLE LINE I SET UP ON MY PATIO WHEN I WANT TO LINE DRY AND IT IS REMOVED WHEN THE CLOTHES DRY. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE NOT TASTEFUL AS TO WHAT THEY PUT IN THEIR YARDS AND THATS WHERE THE ASSOCIATION COMES IN. TO NOT ALLOW A LINE OR DRYING OF CLOTHES OUTSIDE IS A BIT OVERBOARD, GUIDELINES CAN BE SET. I WOULD NOT LIVE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH CLOTHELINE RESTRICTIONS.
on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:51 am
I WANT TO ADD THAT UNDERCLOTHING SUCH AS BRAS,PANTIES AND MENS UNDERWEAR ARE HUNG ON THE INSIDE LINE SO THEY CANNOT BE SEEN.
on Nov 1, 2007 at 9:38 pm
I love the idea of clothesline. It was part of my childhood, and it took years for me to get used to the smell of dryer dried clothes. Good for nostalgia, good for the environment. Go for it!