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    Wow! The boy had never seen an iron to know what it does? That's a pity.

    Spaghetti and green beans are "exotic food" to that other kid? LOLOLOLOL


    I feel blessed that my hubby likes to iron. He irons his work clothes and our son's school uniforms, and anything of mine if I ask (but I seldom need something ironed). I'll iron on an as-needed basis, but he likes to watch TV and do a week's worth of ironing every Sunday night. I've always appreciated that my man likes to look sharp but doesn't think of ironing as "woman's work" so there's no expectation from me.
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    I'm no longer amazed at the lack of information the younger generation(s) have. IN ALL AREAS.
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    The reason so many younger people have no knowledge of an iron is due to permanent press clothing & dryers. Back in my younger days we hung clothing on the line outside. Clothing, for the most part, was not permanent press, so you had to iron shirts, dresses, etc. Changes brought clothing that was tossed in the dryer & came out wrinkle free. You no longer needed an ironing board or iron. Kids today don't mind the wrinkled look. The consider it the norm.

    I altered my Grand Daughter's prom dress last year. When her & her boyfriend arrived I was pressing it. She had no idea how to use an iron. She got a quick lesson.

    Changes forced most stay at home Mom's to go to work, in order to pay the bills, because Dad's paycheck no longer covered it all. Mom's teaching time was used up at the factory or office. Dad's were forced to work longer hours & often 7 days a week. My husband's kids hardly ever saw him, as he worked those hours. Many Kids are basically raising themselves via computers & games.

    Kids today lack all the education of many things we take for granted. Most couldn't plant/harvest a garden, mow a lawn, cook or bake real food (using the stove or oven), paint a room or fix/repair anything. They lack common sense. They seem to live for the day & don't look to the future. Many complain about having to go to work & earn a living.

    Kids today are hard wired to cell phones & video games. I watch neighbors kids & just shake my head at the lack of every day things they have not been taught. It's not the parents fault tho. It's the major change in society that has caused this.

    The industrial age brought many changes to the world, however the high tech age has caused a major rift in common sense & their ability to survive in the world. Some times change is good, but not always.

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    This is a true story. A man called our emergency services complaining about his girlfriend who "hit him with a smoof."
    A what, sir? She hit you with what?
    "She hit me with a damn smoof!"
    Please describe it to me, I don't understand.
    "A smoof! A smoof! You know, what you use to smoof your clothes with..."
    He was talking about an iron. I will never forget it. I love language and dialects, and this was a new one on me and I've been around for a while.
    I only use my smoof for quilting, too, unless I get antsy and decide to smoof our cloth napkins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Roll View Post
    This is a true story. A man called our emergency services complaining about his girlfriend who "hit him with a smoof."
    A what, sir? She hit you with what?
    "She hit me with a damn smoof!"
    Please describe it to me, I don't understand.
    "A smoof! A smoof! You know, what you use to smoof your clothes with..."
    He was talking about an iron. I will never forget it. I love language and dialects, and this was a new one on me and I've been around for a while.
    I only use my smoof for quilting, too, unless I get antsy and decide to smoof our cloth napkins.
    Hahaha....I love it! Not only does he not know what an iron is, but he doesn't know how to pronounce it! That's our future folks. We (pointing at myself mostly) are in big trouble....

    As to the original topic, I gave my oldest niece an ironing board and iron when she got married. Shouldn't have spent the money, because she put it away and forgot where she put it. Hasn't seen it in 7 yrs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Wow, who knew quilter's are keeping the whole iron industry afloat!

    Esp when you read " no one irons anymore"! Or..." no one sews anymore!". Lol!

    to be fair...I have never churned butter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Roll View Post
    This is a true story. A man called our emergency services complaining about his girlfriend who "hit him with a smoof."
    A what, sir? She hit you with what?
    "She hit me with a damn smoof!"
    Please describe it to me, I don't understand.
    "A smoof! A smoof! You know, what you use to smoof your clothes with..."
    He was talking about an iron. I will never forget it. I love language and dialects, and this was a new one on me and I've been around for a while.
    I only use my smoof for quilting, too, unless I get antsy and decide to smoof our cloth napkins.
    Maybe "smooth" your clothes? Imassumevthat the girlfriend wanted to smooth things out?

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    It's a scary world they are inheriting.

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    I was a home economics teacher before becoming a full time homemaker when our family came along. I felt valued in every sense of the word. With facts and numbers I could show your that when you employ homemaking skills you probably don't need a second salary. We had everything we needed and our sons participated in sports (costly) and belonged to other groups. We were never in debt and never paid for a car on time. Our only debt was our mortgage and our house was paid off by the time we retired. Today, all of the homemaking skills are abandoned or purchased and debt abounds in the lives of most young people. Sad for me to see.

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    If I didn't piece quilts I might not have an iron either. I use my dryer as my iron. I have a steam function in my dryer and it does a pretty good job of getting the wrinkles out. (Of course since I've been retired my wardrobe consists mostly of t-shirts and jeans.) I also use spray wrinkle releaser.

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