you seem to be enjoying that new eco, planet saving washing powder , you okay?
he watched her scrubbing like a mad woman
yes YES I AM! she yelled all spring and wasps and sunshine
you do know the washing machine was invented in 1700.he said with the usual concrete face
‘ Improvements were always received by the wisest in the world, whilst the prejudiced part…would for ever be inimical to reformation. …The marvellous washing mill of Beetham’s…has met the curses, execrations, and anathema of all the old laundresses, and young linen drapers in London: what then? Is not its utility apparent to every apprentice in the laundry? Are the caps and aprons of your ladies…to be cruelly tortured and torn by the hands of a drunken washerwoman?’
Thomas Hastings, The Regal Rambler, 1793
she was disturbingly receptive this evening
‘Laundering by hand; involves soaking, beating, scrubbing, and rinsing dirty textiles…’
she was disturbing,sugary … perceptive too…he wasn’t sure about it or how long it would last.
she looked good in the distance chained to the sink
that strange mixture of rolling sadness, bubbly pep and plain old tattered pazazz
where had they come from?
why were they here?
he had given sleep and that tart procrastination a fair price…
Photo: dep-10-0-antique-bisque-doll. [ from doll specific hoard]