Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and fifty-four of that project.
Rich and Carol have owned the Swirl & Fluff Laundromat since 1970. It’s a clean and tidy place that makes a nice living for them.
One of them is always there making coffee and chatting up the regulars. Even helping fold if they have the time.
They’ve seen a lot of people and things come through the laundromat but the most memorable was in the summer of 1972 when a group of colorful free minded people came to a gathering in their area.
One day a lovely young woman walked into the “mat” and smiled and said hello. She walked over to a machine and stripped off every stitch she had on. She turned around and asked the other patrons if she could borrow a little detergent.
You could have heard a pin drop.
Everyone in the room was staring with open mouths. Someone handed her a cup with soap in it. She started her wash and sat down. She had very long hair that covered a lot of her charms.
She crossed her legs, attempted conversation, and waited for her clothes to be done.
What a day.