Hpw I personally set the women's movement back.

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  1. tamilee

    tamilee Well-Known Member

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    Hi Y'all;
    I haven't posted much lately because its spring and i have been soooo busy. A few days back I ordered one of those James Hand Washers, (now called Lehman's best hand washer), anyway we were all so excited when the DHL truck pulled up and delivered it. Now, I had wanted one for ten years and finally had enough money for it. My dh and I assembled it and I thought it one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Well, I put in a bit of laundry soap added some water a few clothes, more water and then began pulling the lever back and forth. I was delighted!! After a few minutes my neighbor dropped by wanting to know what had been delivered. I pointed down to my washing machine while I happily went on washing the clothes and explained what it was i was doing. Instead of joinging in our happiness over the new machine my lovely, jewel of a neighbor angrily says:

    "Just look at you washing clothes with that thing. When I want to wash clothes I just plug in the machine and turn it on. You slavin' over that thing has set the women's back at LEAST a hundred years!"

    You know it is amazing just how clean that Lehman's Hand Washer gets clothes, especially when anger makes the already easy to operate machine oh so powerful!

    tamilee

    P.S. I also LOVE wringing the clothes out with the wringer.
     
  2. goatsareus

    goatsareus Well-Known Member

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    LOL, congrats on your washer! But actually, you have not set back the women's movement at all. The purpose of the women's movement was to let women decide for themselves what THEY wanted to do, and then to remove barriers from them doing what they wanted. If you are doing what you want, the movement is supporting you!
     

  3. Bink

    Bink Well-Known Member

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    Never knew you had that much power, did you? ;)

    Now in the future, please use your immense power for good and not evil. :D
     
  4. tamilee

    tamilee Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I'll try.:happy:
     
  5. Bink

    Bink Well-Known Member

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    I see you're nearly at post number 666. I advise great caution.

    Oh, no! You got there as I posted! :eek:
     
  6. Jan in CO

    Jan in CO Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Tamilee, I saw one of those in the thrift shop for $15 a couple years ago!! I thought about it, then went back to get it, not because I needed it, but 'just in case' and it was gone. Should have scooped it up when I first saw it! Jan in CO.
     
  7. tamilee

    tamilee Well-Known Member

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    Jan, wow $15 someone got a great deal. Sorry it wasn't you.


    Bink:
    Hmm, post 666. My neighbor better steer clear today!
    tamilee
     
  8. tamilee

    tamilee Well-Known Member

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    Hi. again.
    My dil tried the James Hand washer today and loved it. She said she really enjoyed doing a load of laundry in it and that it was not only a way to do the laundry but provided a great upper body workout and that she was destined to be one of my daughters because we like the same things. We both think it's relaxing and love the fact it doesn't burn any electricity. Now, if I could only get her to like veggies and include them in her diet.
     
  9. tamilee

    tamilee Well-Known Member

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    Thanks goatsareus; That's how I feel about it. I actually enjoy ; as one of my grown children says "doing things the hard way". For me there is a quality of life in becoming actively involved in providing the daily necessities. Just this evening I was out weeding the garden and was thinking that I am living the life I want to live. Like the song goes "She can't be convicted she's earned her degree". True I have a degree in biology and chemistry but I prefer living a simple life and I truly am thrilled when I grow my own food and do things for myself and working from home.
    I appreciate your response because family and friends can't understand how I could "walk away from it all" and turn my back on the whole working for a corporation and participating in all the social "do's" and take up a life where I clean my own house, bake my own bread, grow my own veggies and strive to become as self-sufficient as possible. I wonder what they'll say when I buy that solar water pump and solar hot water heater?
    tamilee
     
  10. grannygardner

    grannygardner Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like my old neighbor. She came over one day and found me sitting on the back porch with my six gallon bucket and plunger washing a load of work clothes. She couldn't believe that I was doing the wash that way because I wanted to. She offered to give me her washing machine that she was getting rid of and I told her I had an automatic washer in the utility room that worked just fine.
     
  11. Common Tator

    Common Tator Uber Tuber

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    The womens movement dosen't believe in clean laundry. Splains why liberal enclaves smell that way.
     
  12. OUVickie

    OUVickie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    :rotfl:
    LOL - these posts are good!!
    I've looked into one of those too. I love the Lehman's books and it's good to know someone has one of those and enjoys it so much.
    I know why my grandmothers lived so long - they could have put olympic athletes to shame!! :walk:
     
  13. Bonnie L

    Bonnie L Well-Known Member

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    Then why do so many complain when we do what we want? I don't have a "career" but I enjoy what I do: hanging laundry out in the sunshine, cooking, learning about new foods, sharing recipes through my writing (you can read my first on-line article at http://tinyurl.com/6dpppz), keeping things clean, reading, taking a nap when I want! :)

    Years ago I heard a woman complain about country women. She said all they talk about is recipes, kids, weather & church. I'm not sure what she wanted to talk about, because food, kids, weather & church cover a heck of a lot of ground! They are also extremely important if looked at the right way: nutrition, the next generation, livelihood, & eternal salvation.

    Now I want a James washer! :cool:
     
  14. Quint

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    That's why country women with those types of values make wonderful mates.

    Maybe the other woman will be happy with her 30 cats. She can tell them all about the "important" powerpoint presentation she made at work.
     
  15. CaliannG

    CaliannG She who waits.... Supporter

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    *chuckles* That reminds me of a conversation I had many many years ago (kids were still in diapers) with a professional woman, and she asked me if I was "just a housewife".

    I replied, "Oh no! I started out as just-a-housewife, but last year I was promoted to *full* housewife."

    Peace,
    Caliann
     
  16. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! You go girl!! :)