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The right day for washing? by cqualmann
May 6, 2009, 9:48 pm
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I’m slowly reading this book in The Women’s Library reading room, ‘English Launderesses: A Social History’

“Who washes on Friday is half a slut; who that wash on Saturday is a slut to the bone” p.25 with a reference to “The right day for washing” in Laundry Record May 1891

This reminds me of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie list: Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday, Mend on Wednesday, Churn on Thursday, Clean on Friday, Bake on Saturday, Rest on Sunday


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