We went on errandswith Papa today and he introduced us to people he knows at the bank, the grocery store and all over Columbus, Georgia. Mrs. Papa (her name is Adleyn) says Papa knows EVERYBODY!
He took us to Wade Laundry and Cleaners which is owned by his friend Trip Wade. Papa used to work with Mrs. Wade a long time ago. She is very pretty and her name is Alice. Papa calls her a giant sunflower.
Papa says a cleaners is where people take their clothes to be washed. We can’t do that because we’re made of paper but it was fun to see how they do it. We couldn’t figure out why they call it “dry cleaning” when they really put your clothes in a chemical that’s very wet. We haven’t been to school yet so we don’t know much about chemistry. But, that’s grown-up talk so we don’t need to know.
We thought Papa said he took his clothes to be depressed so we asked him why his shirts were sad. He said “No, I take them to get “pressed” when they get wrinkly. Since we had a few wrinkles from traveling all the way from the tip of Florida we asked him if we could get pressed and he said “sure.” A very nice lady took her iron and made us smooth as silk. The heat felt sooo good because we are used to the Florida sun and it is very cold in Georgia.
the “Flattsie Girls”