Katherine sent me the name of the socialist candidate for president. Norman Thomas. Did you know this, or did you google it? He was what seemed an elderly man when I massaged his knees but then anybody over forty seemed elderly in those days.
boardguri asked 'what's mangling' A mangle is a substitute for an iron. It is a huge machine. There are two slabs of polished stone. They weigh tons. You put, for example, a sheeet on a hardwood role (about three or four times as large as the rolling pin in the kitchen). On one of these you roll the folded sheet that two women had stretched into shape for the mangle. A lever on the machine is pulled and the stone on one side is raised enough to put this roll between the two (maybe marble) slabs.Then you do the same on the other side and then cheap labor (one of us four children) roll this machine back and forth until the person putting the sheets on the roles is ready to do two more sheets. Does any one understand a word of this. When I have learned how to include a line drawing in my blog I will try to illustrate it.