This is the little area behind my house that I call the laundry garden. The family that used to live here, lived here for 65 years without laundry facilities! That seemed so unusual to me until I started telling other people, older people in particular. They didn't find it unusual at all. What I thought of as a modern convenience didn't seem to concern them in the least. I have come to look at this clothesline as a real luxury. During the hot summer months I can dry a load of clothes in about 15-20 minutes and I don't have to turn on an electric appliance to accomplish this. So overall our electric bill runs less and our clothes and linens smell so good. Yesterday I washed all my slipcovers and it was easy. There is an old soapstone sink in the basement that was used to wash the laundry, I hope one day it will grace a small garden room/shed we build for all our garden tools. This clothesline has seen a lot of use for many years and I hope it will for many more. I'm a sucker for nostalgia.