I remember fondly wash day at our house. This usually took place on Mondays. Back then it was a big deal and only got done once a week as it was so time consuming for a family of 7.
We had a wringer washing machine and wash tubs sitting at each end. We also lined dried everything. All of us had apart in this. There was fresh water to put in the tubs to rinse the clothes, helping to hand wring the delicate ones, hanging the clothes on the line, taking them down, folding them and sprinkling the ones to be ironed the next day.
One of my favorite things about wash day was that there was no time to cook. We got to have sandwiches!!! This was a big deal for us as our Mother and Grandmother raised a big garden and cooked the food from it every day. Have you ever had a Bologna sandwich with a big slice of home grown tomato and a green onion?? A little piece of heaven on earth.
I love to smell the sweet aroma of the line dried sheets. We would take them down at dusk and put them back on the bed. Crisp, warm, white, and smelling so good they were a much welcomed comfort.
I did not appreciate all the hard work my Mom and Grandmother did to keep us all in clean clothes. I do now!!! To this very day I prefer lined dried sheets. I also like white ones best. To me they look so pretty on your bed.