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    Ironing anyone?

    I've had an iron since probably not too long after leaving home and used it somewhat often early for job interviews, weddings and funerals, and maybe a few special events. My iron is now about to go, but is one of those things you think, maybe some day... Job interviews are pretty much out any more and I can get a reasonable look out of a few shirts and slacks if needed with a few tumbles of the drier. The ironing board went a few years ago, but I've ironed on a counter top with a town underneath a few times. It just seems like people are more casual about funeral and wedding or most other special event dress anymore. At least outside of the country club crowd. I don't want to be some sort of low rent person where it would be out of place not to have a neat press, but I'm not seeing it?

    I remember, Mrs. Misery wasn't it, that liked to iron as some sort of calming zen meditation, but as a pragmatic function has it lost it's purpose for the majority of us?

    The sports coat is getting close too, for the same reasons. The only one I have is a nice wool Sears I bought just after college, which miraculously fits and not too outdated, but slightly tight. It's a little further away from the chopping block, and I'll hold on to ties and a dress shirt or two..

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    I remember Mz Misery. I don't remember her feelings about ironing, but from what you recall, I think I identify with it.

    I don't iron frequently but I would never throw out my iron. I like pressed tablecloths, pillowcases, and sometimes even dishtowels.

    Also, sometimes I sew, and you have to have an iron if you want to sew things. Crisp seams can't be achieved without ironing.
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    I keep an iron around for occasional sewing and flower show fabric pieces used for napkins, backgrounds.

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    Okay---But yeah---Go ahead and keep it.

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    I forgot about table clothes which I have used occasionally. I'll have to think about that. Lately it's been mostly placemats.

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    These days, I only use my iron for sewing chores like hems. It is probably 20 years old and still works great - just a cheapie from Walmart. Sometimes I wonder if the casual factor has gone too far.

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    Something I would not dispose of… it takes little room and even if just used for that fusing tape for hems… it is worthwhile to have around.

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    I think it was Mrs. Miserly, not Misery (that "l" makes a big difference). I seldom iron anymore, but I do on occasion, so I would not get rid of my iron and ironing board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I think it was Mrs. Miserly, not Misery (that "l" makes a big difference). I seldom iron anymore, but I do on occasion, so I would not get rid of my iron and ironing board.
    Yes, typo :-). My apologies to Ms. Miserly, where ever you are.

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    I actually learned how to iron in the service - had to keep those uniforms crisp! LOL.

    Once we were married, I taught dh how to iron. With his job, he uses the iron all the time while I rarely use it. So, we still have one and a board. Now to get him to put it away every now and then.
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