Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday shootout: Spin - Drop - Rest,
2nd Scavenger Hunt - Spin ~ Drop ~ Rest - by J9
Our second FMTSO Scavenger Hunt for May 27, Spin - Drop - Rest, was suggested by J9.
In her words:

This is a scavenger hunt for images or items, or people or places in
your town that represent the actions of Spin, Drop, and Rest. Because
there really are no rules, you can pretty much interpret this however
you would like. Do you have a drop roller coaster in your town? How
about giving a new car a spin? What about rest? We know at least one
personality thinking of rest rooms (Bagman), but what do people in
your town do to rest? How about rain drops? Whirling Dervishes?
Spinning Laundry? Mattress Stores? Let's see what we can all come up
with, and have fun!

The rotary clothes dryer.

It has four sets of lines and is similar to an umbrella. A more sophisticated one has a winding mechanism which can make the lines higher or lower depending if you have items like sheets. When the wind blows, your laundry goes round and round like a merry-go-round.

In a recent high profile child abuse and murder case, the poor kid was hung up on the wire, and spun round and round. Wiremu Curtis, 19, and his brother Michael, 22, face life sentences for the murder of Nia Glassie.

This dryer is a common sight in Australia and New Zealand.

If you like to read Merry go rounds and funny stories of my child hood, go here,


Gattina said...

That's very practical ! We are not allowed in our area to hang laundry outside (it spoils the view, lol) Of course it's only in this district where I live.
I don't understand what you wrote in my comments "You should put a sign, boom attached to stop callous people from stealing."

Steeling what ??
Btw you can reach me per email

diane b said...

When I was young we used to hang upside down on the Hills Hoist and spin around.

Bagman and Butler said...

Great spin find! I wonder what happened to the Mr. Linky Link this week.

Ginny said...

These used to be quite common around here, I haven't seen one in a long time, brings back memories.

reanaclaire said...

Hello Ann..coming by to visit.. congratulations on the launching of your book..i will hop over now..

Lily said...

We have one in our back yard, as many people in area do. In fact, I am just about to hang out some laundry spinning in the washer.
have a nice day. Lilly