It’s Laundry Day again, today it’s blue Monday or laundry blues day. Feeling a little blue today. Why? Well it’s cold outside, windy and off and on snow showers. Not a good day to hang the laundry. Ice cold fingers and stiff jeans and towels are not fun to fold. I took a drive and not much laundry out today in the Amish Community. A bit here and there but not like last week. So we are on the same track I guess with the cold fingers. So how about some blue doors?
When I moved into my house everything was blue, the doors the walls and even the cupboards.
I inquired from several people why the blue doors. Lots of people who I asked who were not Amish said it was a notice that there was a girl living there of marrying age. So I took that as why but then I heard from someone else that the blue door was letting people know that there was a family living there. So why the blue doors, they are on every Amish house out there in this part of the Chautauqua County. My friend Suzie looked on-line one day and basically they said it could be the same thing I was told but still no real answer. The only added thought that it is just tradition and that maybe the Bishop of the community painted his door blue one day so the rest of the Amish community followed by painting their doors blue. Any thought of this feel free to comment and maybe someone out there really knows the answer.