52 comments on “Ten Word Wednesday : Laundry Day Blues

  1. Wonderful, I have a fetish for laundry racks … but don’t see them very often over here. I suppose most people use the tumble dryer. Or maybe it’s because of the bad weather we had the last summers.

      • I hadn’t even noticed. I saw the colors, the line, and the next thing I knew, I was taking a stroll down Memory Lane watching Mom hang our laundry. πŸ™‚

      • It does us good to stroll down that lane, John. I just saw 2011 photos on FB of my late mom smiling in the front of a Land Rover, as she anticipated our family tour around the Rhino and Lion Park in Johannesburg. Great memories of her. πŸ™‚

  2. When I walk to the creek (which is just about every day) I think of when my hubby’s great grandparents settled here and all the washing was done in the creek. I’m so glad we’ve come a long way since then, but some people aren’t so lucky.

  3. Sylvia, the old and mossy rocks contrasted beautifully with the colorful laundry on the clothesline! I enjoyed your haiku or short words about it. Sadto think of life stagnating but if I were to be “stuck” an island like Costa Rico wouldn’t be too bad a place. . . πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful rest of the week, Sylvia! ❀

    • Thanks, Robin. The ‘mossy rocks’ are parts of a broken manhole. I felt sorry for the dog. He looked very lean and hungry. Costa RIca is a great place for a holiday, but I saw that daily life there is very hard for its people.

      • The poor areas of Mexico were like this, only a few blocks from big cities like Mexico City and this does break your heart a bit. Hopefully, their simple existence is blessed with family and time together. Costa Rico would be more impoverished, I would imagine than many other places we would choose to travel and vacation in. You have a kind and loving heart, Sylvia. I appreciate your saying this to me. xo

  4. When we are travelling I often notice washing hanging on make-shift lines……somehow shows what a struggle life is for some people…..it does make me grateful for all that we have!

  5. Very creative Sylvia. Laundry day blues. When I don’t like doing laundry I think of the many countries in the world where I would be walking down to the river to accomplish the task. That usually lightens my blues.

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