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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blue Monday


WHAT DOES BLUE MONDAY MEAN TO YOU?

1. One definition is that it means to be sad. Many people feel sad to return to work after a weekend of rest.

2. Another is the Monday before Lent.

3. When I was growing up back in the 1930's, Blue Monday was a common term used for washday. We only had time to wash cloths once a week.

4. The really true meaning of Blue Monday is we get to spend a day visiting with Sally at her http://smilingsally.blogspot.com.

This little Amish fellow is happy to be a part of the blues today.

Waiting for the horse to arrive to take a buggy ride.

33 comments:

Cindy said...

Great post! I didn't know that Blue Monday meant wash day. I love your blue Amish boy. I have some Amish crafts and paintings and I eally like them.

farmlady said...

Blue is beautiful to me. I love true blues like the Amish boy's pants..., Like the sky with big white clouds today.., and the blue and white dishes I use everyday.
Cute little Amish wagon...

JD said...

Cute post...and you have a lovely blog...

Shannara said...

Funny little fellow!

Just lovely!

Barbara said...

LV. Great post, I remember those wash days well and the blue stuff people used in their wash. Love your little Amish boy and the wagon.

Have a great day, dear.

Barbara

bj said...

I love your blues today.
Have a really good Monday...and...don't wash!! :O)
xo bj

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

These are so cute! I just left a comment on a blog of someone who lives in Lancaster, Pa. which has a large population of Amish. When my sons were young, we visited there often. The Amish baked goods are to die for!! And their craftsmanship is amazing!
Debbie

Becky K. said...

Hey, that looks familiar to this Lancaster County girl. Love this post.

There is wash out on lines all over this county. Monday is still the Amish wash day.

Becky K.

SmilingSally said...

I visited Amish country in PA once. How special it is. Happy Blue Monday.

chubskulit said...

Such a good one, I really want to see how Amish lives, I mean the way their culture and stuff are. My husband promised to bring us there one day.

Building Memories Together for Blue Monday.

Karen said...

The Amish boy brings back memories for me! My grandparents lived in an area where most of their neighbors were Amish. When we visited them my brothers and I would play with the Amish children. Those were some fun times! I even traded clothes with one of my Amish friends once! I'm not sure how the family felt about it, since they were speaking German, but I can tell you there was a lot of chatter over it!

Happy Blue Monday!

♥ Kathy said...

That is so cute! Happy Blue Monday :)

lazyclick said...

Fantastic capture.

Pie said...

Cute post! I like the little wagon. Happy Blue Monday!

Cindy said...

That is so cute, the buggy and boy are darling.
I didn't know about Monday being the laundry day. I would be doing laundry till the wee hours! Happy Blue Monday!

Danica said...

Happy Monday!

hip chick said...

Very cute. I visited the Amish country in PA a few years ago. It's beautiful.

ClassyChassy said...

Blue Monday was wash day? Then Tuesday must be the day to haul out the old SAD IRON!!! Have fun today!

DoanLegacy said...

That was cute! Happy BM

Ann Creek said...

Such a clever way to explain "Blue Monday". Thank you for your kind comments. The little Amish boy is really cute. Have a wonderful day.
Ann

daylily777 said...

I grew up in the 60's , but my mama carried on the Monday wash day tradition from her childhood . But so course will all the modern conveniences .That is a cute Amish boy !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Luna said...

Funny little fellow!

SavvyMama said...

I love the story line....cute one! thanks for dropping by on my page LV....glad to be here!

Tracy F. said...

Cute little fellow with his wagon! Happy Blue Monday!

Marice said...

awww really cute plus a wonderful post :) thanks for warm visit always!

Eden said...

So cute. I love this post, LV.

Happy Blue Monday!

Matty said...

I don't live far from Amish country. I've had a number of Amish trinkets that somewhere along the way disappeared.

silk purse said...

Thanks for such an exellant and intersting and cute post!
(Especially the details about, blue Monday' and it's various meanings.

This is my first time participating with, Sally's wonderful ,'Blue Monday' meme, and I'm so enjoying the experience!

That little Amish boy is so cute!..,

I want to warmly invite you to visit my blog today, and to also cordially invite you to either partake and/or visit my
21st, "Tuesday Tea For Two" blog party meme tomorrow at my , The Plumed Pen blog!

~ To partake, you simply post someting about 'tea' or
'afternoon tea';really just that your heart desires re., the topic, and then just press the 'Mr. Linky' button and that's it!~ Hope to see you there!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Small Reflections said...

I remember that Monday was laundry day for my mom! What a cute little Amish man wearing a blue shirt in his carriage. Lovely Blue Monday post.
Hugs and blessings,

Beth said...

I love the Amish boy and buggy. Very cute! Thanks for visiting me.
Blessings - Beth

Miss. Clippy said...

I love those Amish crafts! :)

I didn't know Blue Monday meant wash day! But why is it "blue"? Is it blue as in lonely? Or blue as in water for washing? Curious ;)

Happy Blue Monday!

-Rach

AnnA said...

Good morning LV!
Yes, it's something special with mondays, for people working monday-friday, with a nice weekend behind, when they start to work monday morning.
Mondays as a washing day, well it's hard to believe for us modern people, who only put the clothes in the washingmachine and switch on the button...
Before the washing machine people had to boil the laundry in big "pots", and then maybe rinse it in the lake.
YES, I love my washingmachine!!!
Nice blue amish boy you are showing this Blue Monday, LV!
Have a nice week!
Best wishes,
AnnA

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love that little Amish boy! So cute.