Laundry Day


Going to the laundromat was a dreaded weekly chore. Aimee lugged her tablet and a thermos of coffee, planning to use the time for her research project.

Loading the two washers, she thought about her project: A study of housework in America from pre-colonial days to the present.

“Things sure have changed,” she mused. She browsed the photos she had gathered depicting washdays of old, from rivers or pools to tubs, paddles, and scrub boards; the first wringer washers to today’s “automagic” machines.

Aimee sipped her coffee. “I guess it could be a lot worse!” she decided.


26 thoughts on “Laundry Day

  1. One thing I learned from history is once that “labor-saving devices” like washing machines came around, women were held to a higher standard of cleanliness and had to do even more laundry than they did before. They get you coming and going.

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  2. I’ve read Larry McMurtry’s historical take (non-fiction) on the original Texas frontier settlers and cowboys (of which he claimed there were no longer any).

    “We need a place with water…and umm… Very little else.” You can buy (Grandma’s) lye soap on Amazon. Settlers made it. And virtually everything else.

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