Back in the day: Laundry
For most of us born in the late 1940s, our earliest memories of wash day probably involve a wringer washer. However, one of my paternal great-grandmothers grew up on a farm, married a farmer just like her father and raised a family in rural East Texas, so she never saw the value of "new-fangled contraptions." As a result, going to her house was like stepping back in time, and I had an opportunity to see life as it was in the 1930s. On laundry day, she used a galvanized tub and scrub board to…
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