Thank you, Meg, for being brave enough to re-live these memories for us.
I agree with marika, the washing machine line is a classic.
My grandmother and aunt have both had lumpectomies, so I am hoping genetics isn’t the primary trigger for breast cancer. I and my mom are clean so far (mom is 80 and I am 59; grandma died at 95, but not of cancer) and I have all my fingers crossed we stay that way. Makes typing difficult, keeping them crossed.