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  1. Oak Lawn Images
    March 13, 2012

    Don’t you just love those time travels!! I had one yesterday in the yard. You’re sharing this one, almost made me cry.
    You notice Mom didn’t even have a ‘real’ ironing board. It was a cut out piece of plywood that Dad made and Mom covered with old material to make an ironing board laid between the counter and the top of a kitchen chair.
    You’re right about the fact that there was always something yummy smelling in the oven of that old Kemac stove.

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    • Monica
      March 14, 2012

      Awhhh….our senses are wonderful things, it’s amazing how smells (in this case) have the power to transport you back to so long ago.

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  2. Patricia
    March 13, 2012

    I agree with Oak Lawn Images ( Kathy) it almost made me cry as well. Of course we share the images. What I great post and I love the pictures. On a similar note, since I have been home all the time, I now iron my sheets on a regular basis. Makes me feel special when I sleep b/w freshly ironed sheets. Never thought I’d do that…. or worse still, admit to it!!!

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    • Oak Lawn Images
      March 13, 2012

      Pat, You’ve got to do some more blogging and hide that iron!! :)

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    • Monica
      March 14, 2012

      Ironing sheets would make them feel crisp and fresh when you snuggled between them…but, I guess I’m too uninspired or too lazy to do the ironing!!

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  3. Shannon
    March 14, 2012

    This brought tears to my eyes too, great picture!

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    • Monica
      March 14, 2012

      Happy memories :)

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  4. Betty MacDonald
    March 14, 2012

    I didn’t intend on replying Pat only reading your lovely blog but I could not resist. What a wonderful trip down memory lane. I am not part of that memory but I can smell and see it all in my mind’s eye. Thanks for posting that lovely picture of your Mom. She was sooo beautiful and reminds me here of the TV Mom’s dressed so nice, hair perfect, pretty apron – she could have starred on Father Knows Best or Leave It To Beaver LOL. I think she’s proof that Mom’s like that really did exist.

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    • Monica
      March 14, 2012

      I’m so happy you visited! It was a wonderful little trip, it’s amazing how things like smells, or music can trigger such strong emotions. Mom really was very beautiful and I never really thought of it that way, but she was kind of June Cleaverish and we were very lucky to have her as our mom.

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  5. Paula D
    November 15, 2018

    Oh my gosh! This just reminded me that my mother also used to iron just about everything. But not the underwear, I don’t think. I remember our ironing board was tucked away in a cabinet that it folded-out from for use. I loved it when my mom ‘let’ me iron a tea towel or two. Now I absolutely hate ironing, and I avoid it as much as possible. But yes, I do still have an ironing board. Just in case.

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    • Monica Parlee
      November 15, 2018

      I loved reading your story! Who would have guessed an ironing board would bring such great memories.

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