Danger in the Dryer….

A Warning to Wives and Mom’s of Hunters:

Between Martha Stewart and my Mom, I thought I had the “How to do laundry” topic pretty well covered.

I fold my towels “the right way” (Lengthwise in thirds, then in half width wise and again— so they are ready to be placed over the towel rack…whatever- everyone has their own right way- your house- your towels- your way- I say;) )

I do a load (at least) of laundry everyday, so it doesn’t become an overwhelming mess… umm theoretically, anyway, not so much working for me in real life). See? I know how to do laundry.

The thing I didn’t know? To check pockets for shotgun shells. Martha said nothing about it. Mom said nothing about it. Nada. Not one word. This morning? AFTER a load was finished? A shotgun shell, unexpended, was rattling around the dryer.

A few things about that…

1) Shotgun shells are explosive.

2) Even a nice dryer isn’t bullet-proof.

3) The dryer gets HOT, very hot.

4) I’m having a lucky day. There were no bullet holes to be found.

Shannon- at Rocks in my Dryer- ocassionally blogs about things she finds in her dryer… usually rocks and other child- found treasures. I can only say this…as they get older and their interests change…. you’ll find things that are equally interesting, but very different!

Can you comment on the strangest thing you’ve ever found in your dryer? Come on— help a Mom out— I can’t be the only one with shotgun shells…. (ok- this was a first at our house even, but I’ve found…video games, money, wallets, wheelbarrows of lint, candy, diapers, (still not sure how THAT happened) rocks, notes from teachers- business cards, (lots of those) receipts….

Whew. Just glad it didn’t go off and hurt anyone. THAT would have been awful. I can see the headlines now…. “Teenager shoots his mother (ummm could have been husband, not sure whose pocket it came from) days after he unloads his gun…..and while he’s actually at school.. nearly a perfect crime…if not for the laundry pile she was found on…”

5 thoughts on “Danger in the Dryer….

  1. Margaret says:

    I found my engagement ring that I thought I had lost a few weeks before. We were gardening and I had stuck it in my pocket and promptly forgot about it. We left for a wedding in NYC and I didn’t find it until I did more laundry.

  2. kimberly says:

    I can honestly say that I have found ammo in my dryer before. With an MP hubby you would think it came from him, but no, my child found a shell in the parking lot of our commissary and pocketed it and forgot about it. Oh my…

  3. Becky says:

    dropping by from kaymac! how funny is that!

  4. Beth says:

    The worst thing from my dryer was a bottle of nail polish. Teenage girls you know. Yes it opened in the dryer and yes everything had a bit of bright pink polish on it. It was not the whites. It was in the light colors. Bummer.
    My washer has been plugged several times with bobby pins. Girls again. After the third time they weren’t allowed to use the washer.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I popped over from kaymac too. Gum, and crayons from daughters that do their own laundry. You say crayons from a girl old enough to do laundry? She was a waitress and had some left-over kiddy ones in her pocket. My hubby is a cop … but he leaves his uniforms to at the cleaners – who knows what they find in his pockets 🙂

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