One of my favorite memories of my mom was how she hung the clothes on the old clothesline. It was truly art on the clothesline and it was every MONDAY.
Everything was placed in an exact order. There were no pictures I could find that even came close to the way she hung her laundry, so I found a picture that touched me because my mom always wore a house dress, her hair was always combed and she would have on some make up. (Now you know where I get it.)
But back to her laundry. The back line had my dad's work clothes (didn't want those to be seen~ my Dad was a mechanic and his work overalls never looked clean even after a wash). Then came the sheets, stretch out perfectly even followed by the pillowcases.
The towels were in order too, bath, hand and washcloths, followed by the kitchen towels and washrags. Socks and underwear were hidden on the next line (my mother was modest, and underwear was not to be paraded (haha).
Then came the shirts, dresses, skirts, aprons (the items that would require ironing.)
When she took the dry clothes off the line the first to come off were those things to be ironed and they were sprinkled and rolled and placed in the bag for ironing the next day.
Did you mom or grandma sprinkle clothes??
I don't have a clothesline, but if I did.... I would hang them just like mom. A miss her every day! I was blessed to be raised by her and to learn my housekeeping and cooking skills that I use every day!
* Painting by Mary Beth Percival from Missoula, Montana...