I owe Al Scherwinski an apology: for years he recounted stories of his mother taking advantage of his presence at the kitchen sink to wash every plate, cup and saucer in the kitchen cupboards. I was convinced he was embellishing just a little. However, from the look of the piled up plates on the counter - he might have been telling the truth.
You rock, Ida.
"Alvin Scherwinski Helping His Mom." Digital image. January 15, 1961. Original photograph
privately held by Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski (c) 2013