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Monday, October 26, 2009

Memory Monday-1978 1st Washing Machine

My original plan was to throw in a story on Mondays
to show the grandkids how it was 'way back when' .
So, here's a quick one.

Here I am 19 years old, 5 months pregnant and excited because we bought our own washer. We would roll it up to the kitchen sink and put the hose on the faucet to fill the washer tub. When it was done agitating I would move the clothes to the spinner and then have to move them back to the tub and refill it to rinse. then back to the spinner. It washed two whole pair of Levi's(I say Levi's meaning jeans because those were the ONLY jeans). We were happy, Tom was making $3.75 an hour and all was right with the world. By the way the doors were off of the cupboards because we were painting them even though we were renting, I'm not sure why, we just wanted to and they said ok. The one thing I remember most about this kitchen was that it had no drawers, something you don't think to look for. Not that it would have mattered, I could walk to my parents house from here and it was only $250 a month. We used Tom's High School graduation money for the security deposit. I guess all that should be a story for another day but I didn't name my blog the RAMBLINGS of a Grandmother for nothing.

1 comment:

  1. HI!!!
    Great story and you and I can share those way back when moments as we were married the same year as you!!!!
    We saved up while we dated and engaged for a washer, here in AZ you can line dry in about 15 minutes!!! So I think we started out with no dryer!!! We ahd a regular washer though!!!!
    those were the good ole days!!!!