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Country Laundry in Central PA

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Last Thursday we took a trip back to State College where I lived before coming to Philadelphia. My Mennonite midwife, who brought my youngest child into the world in the comfort of our home, lived nearby, so we went to see her first, passing lovely lines of laundry along the way. Here are some photos to go with the rhyme I composed to remember this picture perfect fall day. Laundry lines rivaled those in Lancaster, but then Amish and Mennonites live west of Lancaster Country as well.

Country Laundry

October 8

I took this from the car window as we were driving: blue sky and trees changing.

On a warm, autumn-blue day, we drive west to Central PA.
Climbing the lovely, rolling hills, the trees of red & gold always give me thrills!

The entire yard was filled with clotheslines, a laundry bonanza!

As the roads curl through the fall countryside I spot long lines of laundry—-nowhere to hide.

Simple clotheslines, garments swaying in the breeze: Amish dresses, sheets & baby things—my eyes to please,

Triggering memories still vivid from my own childhood days:
the sky a perfect canvas for snapping photos of country ways.


On our way we saw a local shopping platform and then fell behind a buggy that had just come from the place where all the items were placed in boxes. Amidst the packages was a little girl peeking from under her bonnet and between the packages. Couldn’t resist taking this!