7 responses to Wash day
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    Comment on Wash day (September 11th, 2007 at 21:13)

    Lovely photo! You always present such nice images of Amish country.

    I have a pole to utilize laundry lines in my backyard, but I haven’t used it yet. Maybe someday…

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    Comment on Wash day (September 12th, 2007 at 06:43)

    I was very surprise to see the same device used here in the province of Quebec (I thought only the Amish used it!). It’s kind of neat in the country side but to have the underwears of your neighbours flapping under your nose in the city is not so neat anymore! 😉

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    Comment on Wash day (September 13th, 2007 at 19:09)

    Thanks amanjo!

    I have a friend in Holmes County that claims that a PA Amishman he knows invented the device. Don’t know if he patented it or not or if it ‘spread’ to Quebec from PA soemhow–doesn’t seem too complicated yet brilliant in its utility.

    Again,simpler often means better. And I know what you mean about underwear flapping around–you see a bit of that in Poland as well.

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    Comment on Amish in Montgomery County- (November 13th, 2011 at 23:10)

    Amish in Montgomery County-

    My husband and I recently visited an Amish area in Montgomery County, NY. The bonnets worn by women and girls are brown there, as are the buggies. But we could not find any Amish shops or stores. They seem to do business from their homes. Saw a sign outside one house for harnesses.
    Anyone know more about this area?
    Also, how do Amish women iron clothing? Thanks.

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    Comment on Ironing (April 23rd, 2012 at 09:21)


    The Amish iron by heating up irons on their stove (usually have more than one so they don’t have to stop and wait for it to rehead) – just as people did for hundreds of years before the electric iron was invented.

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    Comment on Daviess County Indiana Wash Line (February 21st, 2013 at 08:44)

    Daviess County Indiana Wash Line

    here is a picture I took just a couple weeks ago in the beginning of Feb. here in SouthEastern Daviess County of a clothes line of an Amish Home. They use them a lot here….http://pinterest.com/pin/387239267929697338/

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      Comment on Wash day (February 21st, 2013 at 10:20)

      Thanks, Samantha, I enjoyed your 20+ pictures!

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