For those of you who have been asking, it seems that Bill Mauldin's cartoon above is the only alternative that makes sense for the clothes washer, which is now an ex-washer, incapable of being repaired. Great timing. My oldest daughter, who seems to have but one set of work clothes that requires laundering every night, took the news particularly hard. I think she expected me to have a laying-on of hands to miraculously resurrect it. It has however, like Month Python's dead parrot, shuffled off the mortal coil. Since Rosey will need a reliable one while I'm in the Kentucky-Ohio-Indiana-Michigan area of operations for a month, I'll probably go down to the power company tomorrow and get a new one delivered on the installment plan.