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Old 02-18-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Oh, good God no... My way of ironing is to throw it in the dryer on the refresh setting for a few minutes. If it's still wrinkled, I don't wear it.
Yep, what MD said!
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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I honestly cannot remember the last time I used an iron!
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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The ironing board scares me & I always manage to burn myself. Most of our clothes are no-iron required & removed promptly from the dryer. Um, and if there's a delay in promptly, well then a little spray of water & an extra 10 minutes never hurt any of our garments yet. However, many items have been severely damaged by me using an iron.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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Just thinking about all of this {{{{{shudder}}}}}. Remember my mother sprinkling clothes with water from a soda bottle, rolling the clothes up, and, if she couldn't finish the irunning thing, she would put the clothes in the refrigerator until she could irunning them later.

And have a large piece of some type of smooth cloth, maybe linen?, for pressing (irunning) over delicate lace and such. Dad's work pants were put on 'pants stretchers'. So very little irunning had to be done to them. And all handkerchiefs, irunned just so. Oh, yes, those were the daze, my friends.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Hilltop in beautiful MO
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Actually, I do like to iron. For some reason, it relaxes me.

I know, I'm http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/canibeyou/nuts.gif (broken link)
Looks like you and I are the only ones that enjoy ironing.

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Just thinking about all of this {{{{{shudder}}}}}. Remember my mother sprinkling clothes with water from a soda bottle, rolling the clothes up, and, if she couldn't finish the irunning thing, she would put the clothes in the refrigerator until she could irunning them later.

And have a large piece of some type of smooth cloth, maybe linen?, for pressing (irunning) over delicate lace and such. Dad's work pants were put on 'pants stretchers'. So very little irunning had to be done to them. And all handkerchiefs, irunned just so. Oh, yes, those were the daze, my friends.
I remember those sprinkler bottles, there was a cork thingy with a metal top with holes in it and it would go into a "pop" bottle . When I got old enough it was my job to do the ironing. I keep looking for one of those sprinkler top things and can't find em.........
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Heck~no!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Iron? Not me. It has been a good 15 years since I had an iron in my hand, and that was autumn in PA and I was ironing leaves.

Now my grandmother would iron EVERYTHING. Spritz 'o sizing and hankies, boxers, sheets, everything got ironed. *shudders*
Okay, a little off topic... but how gross was it that people would (hope I don't offend anyone that might still) carry around hankies with them to use and stuff back in their pockets throughout the day. I remember my dad used to have one at all times when I was a kid. It grossed me out then too - big old blowin' of the nose and jammed back in a pocket. ICK!!

Carry on.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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There is nothing I hate more than ironing.........
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: California
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There is nothing I hate more than ironing.........
I'll just throw the clothes out
All the clothes are non iron. Can't wash the suits,so I take it to the cleaners. they can iron them
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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And have a large piece of some type of smooth cloth, maybe linen?, for pressing (irunning) over delicate lace and such.
this is scary but I know what they are called
a pressing cloth

not that I have ever used one
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