The fascinating world of laundromats

I have an assortment of vivid memories from laundromats. The earliest is of the slatted frosted glass windows at the laundry my mom used when I was about five years old. The window slats tilted back and forth to open, like a Venetian blind. The half-obscured oblong glimpses of the parking lot and road inContinue reading “The fascinating world of laundromats”

Diptheria, Measles and TB! Oh my!

My mother recalled the quarantines of her own youth: She remembered having diptheria when she was about 3 years old and an official coming and tacking a pink quarantine sign on the front door. She couldn’t go out of the house but she didn’t remember it affecting anyone else. She remembered that when she hadContinue reading “Diptheria, Measles and TB! Oh my!”