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April 26th

Well, today is bright and sunny and not too cold.  Fine day for being out doors.  I washed out all of my lawn furniture pillows with some homemade laundry soap.  That stuff is amazing.  When I was a child, My grandmother used to make it and use it all the time.  I have no idea why I stopped using it long ago...but fear not, I am back.  I made the detergent with Fels Naphta (my Grandma used to call it Dog soap...Think because she used it to bathe the dogs as well..) Washing soda and borax...added Hot water whipped and done.  I used it in hot water in a bucket and scrubbed...then hung them out to dry on the laundry line.  Bet that is not a statement too many hear these days. Most of the new generation probably don't know hat a laundry line is.  I have to laugh.  I have a pole in the ground tat I insert the laundry line...it opens up like an upside down umbrella.  I use the same one on a traveling pole for when I do my Hankie program for storytelling.  It will hold a minimum of 110 handkerchiefs...sometimes more...depending on the size of the hankies I take to talk about.  Hankies....remember those?  No one would even think of leaving home without one.  In fact, in my day we carried two, one for show and one for blow.  I love  this time of the year...my hankie program is pretty popular for mothers day and teas...although I have plenty of hankies and stories that would interest men as well...lots from the war times. 
Speaking of War time...if any of my readers out there are interested in helping an old girl like me.  I would love to get some interviews from some of you soldiers.  Any stories you feel you could share.  That means men or women soldiers from any of the wars.  I am putting together a Memorial Day program and would love to be able to cover all the wars past and present.  If you don't want to post it openly, but care to share your story, please email me at thestoryspinners@att.net  I will promise to keep it anonymous if you like forgive you credit if that is alright as well.  It's just around the corner and it would be useful for the 4th of July as well.  Memorial Day s a way to thank the millions who have fought for the precious freedom and for our flag: Please consider sharing. 
Well, the last thing I am sharing is today is my granddaughter's 17th Birthday....Happy birthday my sweet girl.  Having you in my life and sharing special moments with you.  I hope your day is as precious and wonderful as you are.

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