No, I am NOT taking a washboard on vacation. Ever.Posted: January 13, 2014
And that’s final!
I did, however, bring a travel iron on my honeymoon. And actually used it. I have no idea what I was thinking.
But we were talking about washboards . . .
I found this sweet miniature glass washboard recently. It’s only 18 inches tall, so it fits very nicely in my laundry tub, or in a small pail if you want to take it outside.
The graphics on the front are fun—it looks like Niagara Falls with giant bubbles!
On the back, though, things get a bit alarming.
“IDEAL FOR SILKS”? I’m not sure I’d be manhandling silks on a washboard. Silk abrades very easily. Hosiery and lingerie seem too fragile, too. Hankies, though, can always use a good scrubbing.
And yes, we can already see that it fits neatly into a bucket.
But that third paragraph? “PACKS EASILY INTO SUIT CASE OR TRAVELING BAG”?!
No. Just no.
I can’t even imagine my own mom—who, by the way, is the world’s foremost authority on laundry—packing a washboard in her American Tourister.
So thank you, Columbus Washboard Co., for the splendid and permanently stamped marketing copy, but my little washboard is never going to see the sights.
Not even Niagara Falls.