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Old 02-18-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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Thank you Karla. I should have remembered that Selective memory I think it is called.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I remember one time about 13 years ago, I was ironing a shirt, and the phone rang, so I went to answer it, and that's when I found out that it's not a very good idea to leave the iron down on your clothes for more than 20 seconds! Yeah, I ended up with a big black spot on the shirt that looked like the bottom of the iron, and it even left the impression of the steam holes!
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: conover nc
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Not if I can help it! My mother and grandmother ironed everything. I had to iron sheets,baby diapers,even daddy's boxers. I hate it almost as much as a garden.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:32 PM
 
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As of now, very little. When I find a job I will be back to ironing, I iron all my work clothes. I have been ironing since I was about 12 yrs old. My father was a drill sargent in the army and all his clothes had to be starched and ironed. I'm talking when my mother used to put starch in a coke bottle with some kind of spout on it, lol.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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As I finish up my last (3rd) glass of Pinot Grigio for [b]National Drink Wine Day[b], no ironing for me...honestly, I'm terrible at it. I leave my clothes with more wrinkles than when I started!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:34 PM
 
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Oh, one more thing I used to iron, my hair!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:43 PM
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All my Quacker Factory clothes have to be ironed. Clothes that don't have to be ironed always have first wearing priority. I don't think I iron as much as my Dh. He likes to have an excuse to watch TV while being useful.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Yes I do iron, just not as much as I once did. My dh was also military, and ironing with a tape measure took some time getting used to for sure!

I like to iron, gives me a peaceful time to think. I know, I'm weird but I really do like to iron.

I just don't iron my jeans anymore.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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We seem to be getting lazier as technology comes up with more stuff that makes our lives easier. Let's take ironing.. I wonder what they used before the iron was invented, a large concrete roller to get the wrinkles out of clothes? That must have been one heck of a workout!
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I remember one time about 13 years ago, I was ironing a shirt, and the phone rang, so I went to answer it, and that's when I found out that it's not a very good idea to leave the iron down on your clothes for more than 20 seconds! Yeah, I ended up with a big black spot on the shirt that looked like the bottom of the iron, and it even left the impression of the steam holes!

I got a shirt back from the cleaners like that. I still don't know whether I was more perplexed that it actually happend or that they used a regular house iron to press that shirt.
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