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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Simple Things

I spent part of my evening folding clothes, and noting what needed to be hung up and ironed. I thought of my grandma, and my mom, who sprinkled clothes with water, and realized what a simple, green, and good idea that is. No starch, no spray can, no chemicals, just water. I remembered my simple little figurines with the sprinkler head and how great they were for this task. Laundry and laundry day reminds me of relatively good times when I was able to hang up clothes outside, and the air was fresh and a warm, clean scent pervaded everything. I still like to wash things by hand and hang them outside, if only on the rung of the mailbox. It makes me think of my mother, who ironed whenever she could, and how proud I was to help her fold clothes, match socks, and mend what needed mending. I loved fixing up drawers when I had time, and rolling socks, and organizing. Summer was for late spring clean, and picking flowers, and family trips, often to a National Park, more often to California, the CA of Dragnet and other 70s and late 60s shows I grew up with.

My simple green tip for the day; don't litter. It was our mantra when we were growing up, and it was a good one. Live Green and Prosper.

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