Photo Friday: Washing

Eilan learns how to wash clothes the old fashioned way
Eilan learns how to wash clothes the old fashioned way

I must have read 30 books as a kid that featured a pioneer mama washing her clothes with a washboard, but I'd never tried my hand at it until we visited the High Desert Museum in Oregon. This picture was taken about 2 minutes before Eilan removed his own shirt and threw it into the tub. Now that's what I call living history!

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      1. Sonja on November 9, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.

        I was such a fan of the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and remember her washing her clothes on a washboard! Something old-fashioned we did once on a trip was gold-mining, in the California gold country. That was pretty cool.

      2. coolnewz on November 9, 2012 at 5:19 a.m.

        I have tried to milk a cow on a holiday! But did not succeed because the cow got nervous and did not want to give any milk. The owner had to milk her the next day in the morning :) Poor cow!

      3. Keryn @ Walking on Travels on November 9, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.

        Ha ha ha!!! Eilan threw his shirt in. Totally something Dek would have done with him.

      4. Jesse on November 11, 2012 at 10:24 p.m.

        With this photo, I remember that old show entitled Kid Nation where the kids have that kind of laundry for their clothes.

      5. Debbie on November 12, 2012 at 9:11 p.m.

        It was definitely a "why didn't i see that coming" moment!

      6. Rachel on November 12, 2012 at 10:16 p.m.

        I surfed like a pro in the sand dunes last week, and it was awesome! I hesitated to try it at first because I know I'll just tumble all the way down like those who tried it first, but when I did it, I did it perfectly and I can't believe it! One of the most amazing first times I did on a vacation. :)

      7. Eva on November 14, 2012 at 6:37 a.m.

        It doesn't looks that Eilan learns how to wash clothes at that moment. It looks like he know how to do it from long time :))))