I’m down

I have / had a down pillow.  It was my own personal pillow. I modified my pillow by removing 2/3 of the feathers, years and years ago.  I traveled with my pillow. I loved my pillow. I will miss my pillow.

I have, not with great regularity, washed my pillow, it has always worked quite well:  Fresh, clean, and fluffy.

Not today – today my pillow exploded, do you have any idea what that much down does to a washer, and everything else that was in it.   OMG, I hope you never find out. And the dryer…after much shaking I placed a few pieces in the dryer,   gads, it was a rain storm of feathers outside of the dryer escape vent.


Guess I need to pillow shop –


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends. Then in 2016 I moved to Richmond, Virginia, USA. Culture shock continues.
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4 Responses to I’m down

  1. Andrea says:

    I am so sorry to find out about that. Happened to me about 25 years ago, my pillow was old and regularly washed. I think the pillow was just to old, and could not take the regular abuse any more.
    I found very good repair guy, he took the entire dryer apart ad cleaned it out. I still use the old thing!

  2. Patti says:


  3. Nancy Walters says:

    My best friend down pillow😩has been everywhere with me for about 20 years. Since living here I have washed it seldom also and asked Marianne to dry it in her dryer. Well I won’t do that anymore. It will be harder for me to find a replacement here. Good luck to you my friend. Old friends are hard to replace.

  4. Marianne says:

    Looks like you’ve been plucked!!

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