An icon on Vista near Overland road - the Maytag Washer Woman. She's mechanized and has been leaning in and out of that washtub since I was a little kid. Back a couple of decades ago, when we had a sub-zero cold snap, something went wrong and her head fell off. But they got her fixed up really quick.
I love that! She must be tired from being bent over doing so much laundry for so long, no wonder her head fell off!ReplyDelete
Really cool! She makes the sign look great!ReplyDelete
Oh I'm so glad we don't have to do our laundry like that! It does make a cute sign.ReplyDelete
Hehehe! So cute!ReplyDelete
Your post today fits right in with my post on Phoenix Daily Photo. Don't you just love these old signs?ReplyDelete
I thought I should let all of you readers know that today is the Boise Diva's birthday. And while I am at it, I must tell you all that she is the very best friend and neighbor anyone could have! Do you know we even have a gate and arbor connecting our back yards? There is always so much to talk about with the Diva, I am so glad I have easy access to her. Birds, gardening, books, cooking, and oh the food samples she blesses me with, yum!! Boise is a great place to live, but with the Diva for a neighbor it is the very best place to live.ReplyDelete
The backyard neighbor.
very cool! it's strange and sympathique!!!ReplyDelete
The head fell off you say? I'm surprised that the local youths don't make off with it more often, it'd make a nice trophy...ReplyDelete
AND my neighbours never say such pleasent things about me, just hold loud parties and wake the baby, so you must be doing something right!
They do change her clothing occasionally--hope they show her some respect and not make her wash her own laundry! Shes been up there for at least 50 yrs. I am guessing?ReplyDelete
vista not broadwayReplyDelete
I can't believe she's still there! The sign (and her clothes) have changed, and are much more eye-catching now. But like you, I watched her wash those clothes even as a child. She's still there for my own children to see.ReplyDelete
I, Mike Laine, am the grandson of Don Elliott who had this sign made. Good to see that it still exists!ReplyDelete
Does anyone know the actual date she was installed?ReplyDelete