The first time we came down here, I thought, “Oh, Lord, how could anyone stand working in this place?” There are no windows, no posters gracing the walls and no houseplants to cheer things up. Instead, envision rows of gigantic washers and dryers, growling constantly, plus folding tables and racks to hang freshly laundered items. The air is heavy with dampness and heat and the scent of soap.
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Lorraine V. Murray’s newest book is “Death Dons a Mask,” a laugh-out-loud mystery set at St. Rita’s parish in Decatur. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.