Re: Clotheslines & Haning Out Clothes
From: Bitner/Stevenson (
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 11:35:08 -0600 (MDT)
Thanks for the informative, and let's face it, exhaustive, diatribe!

Very funny;)

It almost feels superfluous to answer the original post in a serious way,
but, not being one to keep my mouth shut, I'll try.

I believe I am the one who wrote about planning for the clothesline. There
are two points I would make: The relative unimportance of this issue will
mean that you will spend an inordinate amount of time discussing it, leads
me to my very own Theory of Relativity:"The more trivial the issue relative
to your daily life, the more you will need to discuss it, and the less
likely you are to come to consensus", otherwise known as the "Law of

The other point is, you will now find out who is really bourgeois (scared of
other people's underwear, and how it lowers property values) and those who
you would actually like to live with.

Well, I guess I didn't do very well with being serious. I'll try again. Make
it close to the laundry room, and the spider-web kind are the most space
Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

>From: "Sharon Villines" <sharonvillines [at]>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at]>
>Subject: Clotheslines & Haning Out Clothes
>Date: Sat, Aug 21, 1999, 3:41 PM

> On clotheslines and hanging out the wash, I am fairly knowledgeable. Since
> the art of clothes hanging and the social issues there to connected are
> obviously next to lost, this is a long post. It also contains essential
> information that may determine the future of cohousing, so I expect it to be
> retained in the archives as I do not intend to repeat it (although I will
> address questions).

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