Wash on Monday, Iron on Tuesday.... I remember Mom standing on the service porch in our house on Summit ironing away, a big basket of starched clothes that had been "sprinkled." Mom's big wash was put out on the lines right after the breakfast dishes were done, carried in at the end of the day Monday and the starched shirts, pants, pillowcases, handkerchiefs and doilies were sprinkled down with the green coke bottle just for this purpose. The following morning Mom set up the wood ironing board on the enclosed back porch, turned on the little brown Emerson radio and tuned it to KWTO's morning show. Bill Ring's distinctive voice would boom across the airwaves with songs to pick up your spirits. The jingle that introduced the show is stuck in my brain today, my earliest musical memory!
Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin'
Ev'rything's goin' my way!
Music stays with you, it adds a layer of goodness to memories that we hold most dear!