Saturday, February 28, 2009

Observational Twitter 12

Sublime:

"You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing." Meryl Streep

Ridiculous:

"Ironing? I give all my ironing away and why shouldn't I? By the time I get to it it's all out of style." Robynn Reilly



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12 comments:

  1. Oh,I don't iron either! ONLY, when I want to wear something that need's ironed and I do it then, which is very seldom.
    I sent you a gmail. First time I've ever used gmail,so I hope it went through.

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  2. I like to iron some of my shirts, but would never do sheets, etc. like they did years ago!

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  3. I never iron. My poor husband, he wears wrinkled khakis and shirts all the time and never complains. I try to get them out of the dryer in time, I try to buy the wrinkle resistant materials for him...because it just ain't happening around here. I have to much to do...like have Wii bowling tournaments and cookie bake-offs. You know, the important stuff.

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  4. I grew up ironing sheets and tablecloths on a mangle, as well as the family clothes with a steam iron.
    I earned my first car ('57 Chevy Bel Aire in 1971) by doing ironing at 25 cents a piece - for the neighbors. The K family had 7 boys and each one wanted their jeans and shirts ironed differently and the little girl's dresses were full of ruffles and tucks. Man... I was GOOD - and I got rich!
    I have NEVER EVER EVER ironed again. I just avoid situations where my clothes have to be ironed.
    *snort*

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  5. Ha ha ha!

    We don't iron. Full stop. I use my hands to shake out the wrinkles while the washing is still damp...

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  6. I learned a trick for ironing men's shirts from a lady who worked for a laundry service. Iron the shirt in this order: First the collar, then the yoke, cuffs, sleeve, right side, back and finish with the left side. Goes pretty fast that way.

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  7. Homestay Mama... that's how my stay at home mama taught me how to iron shirts over 50 years ago now. I started ironing hankies and table napkins on a mangle like Tatersmama when I was about 5, then progressed to the hand iron in a year or two. I can remember how excited we were to get the steam iron and spray starch. And, like most every commentor, I don't iron now unless I have to... T-shirts and jeans around here work fine.

    Helen

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  8. I hate ironing. I don't do it until I am about to wear something that needs it. I have a girlfriend from high school that still irons baskets of clothes. She even irons her sheets! Thats crazy, I tell her.

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  9. I can't beleive you all don't do ironing! I do ironing (although I usually just call it iron) just before bed, without all the collar, yoke, cuff, sleeve stuff; I just swallow it right down.

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  10. Hi Robynn, just popped over from Jillybean. She's a riot.
    I use to iron but not anymore. Just hang 'em up or fold---maybe.

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  11. I'm like Tater...spent my childhood "having" to iron sheets etc...and then to earn the money for things I wanted, I ironed for others.
    I let my skin do the ironing..if it fails, I throw on a sweatshirt or a sweater if I'm worried about someone noticing!
    Which is ...well never!

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  12. Oh man. I never iron. Unless I'm sewing, but then it's called pressing. Sometimes I feel quilty about it. But that's what Downy wrinkle releaser is for. Greatest invention ever.

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