I recently had new siding and a new red metal roof put on my tool shed. In the process the carpenters took down my clothes line. On a particularly warm and sunny day last week I washed a load of laundry, then re-strung my clothes line.
My neighbor Al came by, and I commented that I needed a clothes prop.
"Nobody nowadays even knows what a clothes prop is," he said jokingly. Then he added a pithy bit of island humor. My father always said Sullivan [Garrish] was so thin he could hide behind a clothes prop!"
I wonder how many of our readers have ever used a clothes prop!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of Village Craftsmen (1970 - the Present). You can read the Newsletter here: