Five Minute Friday: Laundry

Today’s prompt for 5-minute Friday is:



The washing’s on the line and hung out to dry. That’s what I grew up with. Wash day came on the same day every week, rain or shine.  Those lines drooped with sheets, towels, socks, underwear, pajamas, shirts, pants, dresses, skirts and anything else that could be washed. Those days are gone, but the laundry isn’t. In my neighborhood laundry isn’t allowed to be hung on the line any more. 

Pity, it smelled so good after being in the sun all day. You probably wonder how we managed without a dryer. I wonder how we managed without disposable diapers. No- I don’t because I used them-sparingly. Throwaways were too expensive to use every day. Those were for outings and for Sunday Church.  I still have a few “real” diapers hanging round- they’ve been turned into cleaning rags now. Still useful.

Yes, I’m rambling around down memory lane. I wonder how God sees laundry, toilets, floors, dishes, household dust, curtains, bathrooms, and kitchen sinks. I can think of a thousand things before they come to mind. {note: I’m a housekeeping diva- NOT} I hope He sees the cleaning of the home as an act of service; because I’m sure wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t love my family. I wonder if that’s how He sees us sometimes- that He sure wouldn’t be cleansing our hearts if He didn’t love us.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker.


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