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Re: Bustin' loose

Some of those big yellow sponges from Lowe's or Home Depot that you find in the ceramic tile aisle would be good for picking up and rinsing off the paste.  I use them for putting up paper and border, to absorb the excess paste, with big old buckets of cool water.   

I think waiting for the paint to dry will be plenty of time to hunt for window treatments.  Curtains can be so expensive it makes sense to be sure you really like them before you buy.

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Re: Bustin' loose

Reading the discussion about curtains made me think of when i was a child ,and the grain bags came in many colors and designs.Mother made curtains ,pillow cases and aprons.

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Holly, I have one specific memory of riding with my father to the feed store, to pick out the print I wanted on the chickenfeed sack, for my new clothes!  I can still see choices of pink, blue and yellow stripes, with small floral strips in between.  It looked kind of like tiny wallpaper.  

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Re: Bustin' loose

Oh, you girls are telling your age!  I can remember my grandma doing the same thing.  Now those bags are really valuable, if you can find them!

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It is a strange memory, since I can't recall which one I chose, or any clothing I wore out of it.  I guess I was at least four or so, to be let to ride that far without my mother, but I remember many of my clothes from six on up, so in the window of ages 4 to 5.   That makes it well over fifty years ago. 

Can you imagine a child wearing a recycled feed sack to school today? 

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