Monday, January 11, 2010

One Step Forward ...

... and two steps back.

I'm lucky that I live in a place where hanging my laundry on a line outside my house doesn't even cause a second glance.

Not so for this woman in Massachusetts.

There are six states that prohibit the passing of local ordinances against line-drying clothes. Maine is one of them.

It's nice to live in a place that's so ... progressive ;).


  1. I like looking at hung laundry--no one ever hangs their mentionables--but it's fun to see your neighbor's wardrobe flapping in the breeze.

  2. I just wonder why panties are considered unmentionables ... I mean, we all wear undergarments. What's the big deal? Wouldn't it be worse to consider that maybe one's neighbor doesn't wear undergarments?

    I will confess that on more than one occasion, if my neighbors looked closely enough, they'd have seen Victoria's Secret revealed ... and a few Fruit of the Looms looming ;).

  3. When I lived in Illinois, I used to hang my cloth menstral pads on the about unmentionables. Of course, probably nobody knew what they were because I mean, come on, who would ever use cloth pads in this day and age???

  4. Oh ... yeah, um, I hang those outside, too ;), but like you, I figured no one really knows what they are ;).

  5. My rental condo in Kennebunk didn't allow outside clothes lines. So, I bought a dryer rack and put it out on my back deck, along with my vegetables in containers. Where theres a will, theres a way.

  6. Our neighborhood [suburban] has covenants but my address is "granfathered in" so I can dry things outside. Insane, but that's that!