Thompson’s Contender

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a pretty postcard from Finland!

thought I would share this postcard I got from my pen pal in Finland last month…..people used to collect post cards years ago.  I bought many of them when I was stationed in Europe in the early 70’s.  One of my co-workers said it was a good idea because the postcards would capture the buildings and sights like your amateur photography never could.

laundry tip- soap residue on your dark clothing

Tired of getting rinse water marks (soap residue) on your dark shirts? I started washing them inside out and solved that problem. I think I am packing my washer too full anyways. I was just trying to conserve soap, energy, and general wear-and-tear on my machine. The water use isn’t a problem since I have lots of well water and a 120 foot well.