Mother Courage: Last of the washerwomen

In which I get hung up about the washing

21st September, 2014
Fiona Ness.

*They that wash on Monanday hae a’ the week to dry; They that wash on Tyesday are no far by. / They that wash on Wenesday are no sair to mean; They that wash on Thursday, may get their claes clean. / They that wash on Friday hae gey meikle need; They that wash on Saturday are dirty daws indeed.*

I’ve become worried, of late, that when I die, the art of doing laundry will die...

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