On Mon, 26 Apr 2021 17:15:17 +0100, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Jenny M Benson Post by krw
I can remember my former in-laws (not my now late current in-laws)
getting highly upset by the neighbours hanging out washing on a Sunday
(in their own back garden) as they considered it "wrong".
I once got a severe ticking off from my (RC) landlady for doing washing
on a Sunday. She assured me I would go to hell. My grandmother
(staunch CoE) also had very strict rules pertaining to Sundays.
I was brought up CofE but was never aware of this 'rule' until the day, in
my teens, I did some laundry of my own on a Sunday and my mother said if I
hung it out on the line she'd be talked about by the neighbours. This was a
big surprise to me - and not just because our somewhat isolated house and
garden could only be seen by one neighbour 'with a ladder and some
I gave up hanging washing out of doors years ago. I used a tumble drier
when the weather was unreliable and the children were small. Dashing
outside to rescue two dozen nappies in a sudden downpour was not much fun
and we had space in the utility room to have a multiple line there and
leave things to dry for several days without being in anyone's way. I
brought the tumble drier with me when we moved but gave it away to someone
who really needed it while we were still in rented accommodation. Here I
have a so-called sun room - largely used as a garden shed for the mower and
shredder, and a greenhouse for seedlings. I have a line strung up in there
which serves me well - the clothes get sunshine and no rain, they come out
smelling as if they've been aired outdoors.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959