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Why "Over the Clothesline"?

Yes, it may seem an odd name for a website about Newfoundland and Labrador stories.

Well, years ago in outport Newfoundland and Labrador, before cell phones, text messaging, and even household telephones, people always chatted and shared news in person.

One common way to catch up on the news, "have a yarn" or tell a story, was while hanging the washing outside on the clothesline. In many outports the homes were nestled closely together along the shore, and while out hanging clothes to dry on the clean crisp ocean breeze, folks would talk with their neighbours and share the stories and news of the day.

overtheclothlines.com seemed a fitting name for a website dedicated to sharing more Newfoundland and Labrador stories!


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