Sunday, November 1, 2009

52 Blessings--Washer

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Our washing machine just had its 25th birthday. That washing machine has given me thousands of hours of time. Time I didn’t have to spend over a rock in the river or a washboard in the back yard. Without a washing machine, I would have thought cloth diapers were worse than they were. Without a washing machine our clothes would have been grungier, grayer, and smellier. Without a washing machine I definitely wouldn’t have had the time to write a blog. Thanks to Mr. Louis Goldenberg for the brilliant idea to let a big paddle swish clothes around in a big tub electrically so that I could have more time to do other things. I am grateful for the blessing of a washing machine.


What is one thing a washing machine has made time for in your life?

15 comments:

Cassidy said...

You know how mostly men were the ones to invent back then??? Well I BET this guy had a wife who made sure she put in her two cents on how BRILLIANT something like that would be. hahahaa.

Anonymous said...

25 years! Wow, that is a good machine. We had our first washer for 20 years, bought a new, top-of-the-line machine and it lasted 7. I'd keep your old one for as long as you can as the dealer told me that my washing machine lived a full and expected lifetime. They are manufacturing them to last, you guessed it, 7 years.

My washing machine has freed up time to shop for more clothes to wash:)

BRENDA

Lucy said...

After sick kids all week, I am extra appreciative of washers. All I have to do is get them into the machine (which can still be pretty gross) but, believe me, that automatic churning and washing is magical.

deidra said...

Time to hang my laundry to dry. Though if I didn't have a wading machine, we wouln't have nearly as many clothes and I wouldn't think they needed wading so often. And I probably wouldn't have a dryer anyway. It gives me more time to read!

Kathy said...

To blog, I run down and put a load in a check my blogs! (I should probably work on the photos in stead.)

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

Time, for sure! I am also in LOVE with the dishwasher!!

Alisa said...

I love having a washer- and am so thankful that it is at our home.
I think I don't fully appreciate the time saver that it is.

Emma J said...

What a great picture! Who is it? I love my washer, too. My grandma used to tell stories about an aunt who broke her arm getting it caught in one of those wringers.

Julie said...

My washer here only holds 5 (yes 5) towels! That's a full load. It's pretty much fischer price size! I am grateful for American size appliances. It's no wonder Europeans have only 1 or 2 children! I'm glad yours has lasted you that long.

Rebecca said...

I love how your washing machine has a birthday! I think I'll dub a birthday for my first piano, or celebrate a blender that lives to see two years!

Becky said...

My washing machine has freed up time for me to scrapbook, to play with the children, and many more things :)

Wow...25 years is a long time! We have had ours now for seven years and it is doing well (other than Jeff having to glue that one thingamajiggy!) :).

Jenny said...

I can't even imagine not having one of those luxuries. Definitely something we all take for granted. The top of your blog is beautiful I LOVE all of those colorful gords and pumpkins!

michelle said...

Like Julie said, my washer here only holds about 5 towels as well. And, it takes 145 minutes to do a load! I miss my washer at home. But, still. Glad not to have to do it by hand!

Appliances free up my time to blog, read, sew... yeah, they're pretty great.

michelle said...

p.s. I knew it! I knew that manufacturers aren't making appliances to last these days!

Jill said...

I love my washing machine and am so thankful to have it!!