Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What is it Wednesday

Do you remember your mother and grandmother mending underwear?  From bra and slip straps, to pink and blue elastic for ladies, and girls underwear!  Monday was wash day, and Tuesday was ironing and mending day.  From sewing buttons back onto shirts, to new elastic, and sock darning.  My mother would spend the day fixing and ironing our clothes.  I'm old enough to remember when everything had to be ironed.  From sheets, to shirts, pants and blouses.  It did take time to all of this.  Today we throw them out and buy new.  Maybe if we fixed what was ripped we have a little extra spending money, or a little to save.  The bigger question is can you buy this stuff any more?  I'm lucky to buy a spool of white thread!  Times have changed.


The country store said...

Yes I still fix my clothes. I think that any one that sews will fix their clothes and not throw them out. Susan

Firecrackerkid said...

I wear mine to death. Don't throw them out until they are rags. Interesting and fun feature Rose. Thanks:)

Happy Valley Primitives said...

I inherited my husband's grandmother's sewing stash, so I have so many of those items already! I've used a few to fix a few, shall we say, things that shrunk in the wash... :)

Cat Haven Crafts said...

I remember! My mom still irons her sheets (even the permanet press ones). I'm afraid I don't wear my "going to work" clothes to death but I do wear my lounging clothes until they get embarassing!


Being raised by a grandmother, yes,I remember ! :)
Yes, we are a throw away society in more ways than material things.