In Muscatine on Monday, January 1, 1951, Dale worked all day, and he and Helen washed clothes before supper. Doing laundry then was hard work involving a wringer-washer, with clothes hung outdoors or in the basement to dry. Above is what “washing” looked like.
Hello - I am Stanley Gardner, the only grandson of Jettie Short (above, feeding her farm chickens in 1946) and Williams Gardner. They also had six grand-daughters. This blog is a series of date-related excerpts from Dad's diaries, with selected photos or other visual aids.