clothes on lines was the way it was done in my
youth. T-shaped poles were setup with strings
of Number 9 wire stretched between them. For
us kids, running in the dark or just not paying
attention could result in a rather painful injury.
Thus we have the expression of being "clothes-lined"
scene depicts the domestic use of the clothes line.
The mother is hanging the clothes and her little
daughter is helpfully handing them up to her.
If all goes well, they will gather them in a couple
of hours. They will talk about how good they
smell having been dried in the sun and wind.
as it is to be nostalgic about the past, one must
remember how it was to hand clothes in the winter
and letting the finally freeze dry. Or
recalling that the neighbor had tilled a field that
he was usually careful not to plant, plow, disk or
harrow on a windy Monday.
Clotheslines have been back in the news. Some
green energy people are suggesting that people use
this method of drying to save electricity.
That idea may take some time because many people
consider this method unsightly and have community
laws that prohibit outdoor drying. But who
knows, as they say, "What comes around, goes