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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Scent of Clean Laundry

When you were a young child, did your mother hang the wash outside on a clothesline to dry?

Mine did and I remember when she pulled in the clothes. They were stiff from the sun, but they smelled soooo good. Must be why I love the smell of clean linen candles and air freshners. Memories of being a kid in the house I grew up. When Mom changed the sheets on the bed, I remember smelling them and somehow that made me feel good.

I have a 120lb Black Lab/Shepherd. She's my baby and when it's time for me to go to bed, she hops up on the edge of the bed and goes to sleep. I have put a blanket over my bedspread, so it doesn't get ruined.

Of course I wash that blanket quite often, but I've noticed something. Every time I wash her blanket and put it back...my dog smells it, rolls over and buries her head in it. Could it be she likes the smell of clean laundry too?

I laugh every time she does this and it reminds me of being a kid and doing the very same thing.

If I was given a choice of a 'special power', it wouldn't be wanting to fly, be invisible or read people's minds...it would be to communicate with animals. I would love to know what my dog is thinking as she's enjoying the smell of her clean blanket!


lilifxt said...

hi andrea its always good to have bright memeories about our childhood and parents' house i do have many nice ones too also my mom 's laundry smlled good ...im trying to have the same smell on my laundry but never was the same i miss that smell to it reminds the good times we had back then

im like u wish to fly and be invisble and read people's mind wow if i can do that id be very happy

thx for sharing that nice memory the scent of clean laundry

best wishes

Anonymous said...

Doing laundry is one of the bane's of my existence. Having fresh bed linens to crawl into is one of life's small pleasures!

Mariuca said...

Andrea!! I loveeeeee the smell of fresh laundry too! Errr, I also love the smell of paint and gasoline he he he! :):):)

AC Associates said...

Hi Lili, thanks for stopping by. I always use the clothes dryer, so my laundry never smells like the fresh outdoors. Putting in a clothes dryer sheet gives off a scent, but not like it was back home with Mom.
Many Blessings to you

AC Associates said...

Hi Micki,
It is one of life's small pleasures and I'm glad I appreciated back then so I can have such a good memory.

Even my dog enjoys it! haha

Thank you for visiting

AC Associates said...

Hey Marzie,
How funny! I like the smell of gasoline too!!!! haha...paint gives me a headache ;0(

Wonderful to see you. Hope all is well in your world


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