My first thought was "What gorgeous color!" My second was to wonder what happens if a piece of laundry floats out into the center of the washing pool? Do they have poles to retrieve things, or do they have to wade out waist deep and fetch it?Mary Anne in Kentucky
Great photo, cousin! Makes me glad to have my own washer and dryer.Mary Anne's comment made me wonder, too! Perhaps the experienced women know better than to let go of anything!
A tough life for sure.
Mary Anne, I don't recall, if I ever knew, the answer. I think they have to wade in.Thanks, Bag Lady. I, too, am grateful for washing machines. And hot water.David, it surely is.
Beautiful perspective, both the picture and how it puts a spotlight on our own lives.
Thank you, Messymimi.
Lovely photo!And how quaint! Instead of all that hard work, I throw my laundry in a machine and then go get on another machine to exercise. Er, progress?
What you can't see is that there is a wall around the pool forming the back of the wash sink. The women scoop clean water out of the pool, so the is not much chance that the clothing will float away. They may lose a bucket now and then, but probably not clothing.Another mystery solved, just call me Holmie... Lol
Ah, Rikk, that's right. I'd forgotten. Thanks.Crabby, better living through machinery.
So glad to know there are troughs to keep the clothes corralled. It would still be better than losing your washing in a running stream, though. Mary Anne in Kentucky
This is a wonderful photo.. the mood, colour and texture make it a keeper. And like Baggie, said... it evokes a feeling of gratitude.
I appreciate reading this, Hilary.
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