Yesterday I was starching fabric while ironing and had a flash back to starching and laundry when I was growing up. We had a wringer washer and a tub behind it the water ran into. My mom kept a bucket of blue starch and I remember when I was six a little teddy bear I had fell into it. It was very stiff after that! Wash was done only once a week, I think on Thursdays. We didn't have heat in the basement but had a coal burning stove, one of those little black things with the door you put the coal into. Clothes were hung on clotheslines until I was about eight when we got a dryer. That was really big!