Sunday, August 10, 2008
This picture was taken during the Great Depression, and shows a woman drying her clothes out on a clothes line. It is funny how much people talk about going green these days, yet I never see any of them drying their clothes on a clothes line. You see, using a dryer in your house not only uses lots of energy, it generates lots of heat in your house, which makes your air conditioner have to work all the harder, using even more energy. Using a clothes line wastes no energy.
As a kid, I can remember my mom drying clothes on a clothes line. The neat thing was it was near our back door. As the breeze blew through the wet clothes, it cooled the breeze, which then blew into the house, and helped cool the house. Today, I do not know of a single person who uses a clothes line.