Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic – Laundry Day
It seems like yesterday that these handy little clothes pins/pegs were the only way to dry our washed laundry. Today, we have electric dryers to do what was a fun chore when I was a child.
My sister and I used to place the pins/ pegs at the edge of our fingers and pretend they were our long fingernails. It was such fun talking with our hands and acting like we were sophisticated older woman.
Ahhh …. Childhood memories can be very nostalgic.
The design was invented by David M. Smith (inventor) of Springfield, Vermont, in 1853. By a lever action, when the two prongs are pinched at the top of the peg, the prongs open up, and when released, the spring draws the two prongs shut, creating the action necessary for gripping.
The design by Smith was improved by Solon E. Moore in 1887. He added what he called a “coiled fulcrum” made from a single wire. This was the spring that both held the wooden pieces together and forced them to snap shut. Information from Wikipedia
Cheri Lucas Rowlands has challenged us this week with the word: Nostalgic http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/nostalgic/
Nostalgic. Sometimes, we long for the past: for moments we want to remember or recapture. The good times. The golden years. Or perhaps we’re homesick or longing for something — or someone — that might have been.
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