1895 – We washed all day, we certainly had a large washing as we are a big family and we used to run the clothes through the old western washer twice, 15 minutes first time and 10 minutes the second time, and I was the one that had to run the washer. Besides that we boiled the clothes, rubbed all of them on the washboard and rinsed them in two waters. My how lovely our clothes always looked when hanging on the line. It rained all afternoon. Evening: I wrote for the Primary Journal.