My mother and I went up to Yoder yesterday. I went looking for a hand cranked wringer/washer.
First stop was the hardware store. I asked the gentleman behind the counter, a happy soul, he said that they had a lot of hand cranked items, but not one of those. We shopped (Or rather mother shopped) and we went to the Bulk Food Store.
The fudge is awesome. Not as good as my mother's, but still great. I got some barley and thought to ask the woman behind the table if she knew of anyone that might be selling a wringer/washer. She asked if I wanted the entire washing machine. That's what she uses, you can hook it up to electricity, but of course she doesn't have any and it is hooked up to a generator.
no I said, I am just looking for the ringer part.
She then asked if I was getting it to actually use. When I replied that yes, that was my intention, she shook her head and informed me that I was going way back.
When the Amish think you crazy, well. . . ~insert evil laugh here~