"Mom, Are We Going to the Laundry Again?"

My family and I arrived here in Vancouver, BC in spring of 1970 from Bow Island, Alberta. We moved into a tiny apartment on William near the corner of Commercial Drive. Those of you that do not know Vancouver’s Commercial Drive “The Drive” is a neighbourhood dominated by Europeans. Much like “Little Italy”. I have great memories of playing with our neighbourhood Italian friends. 

I saw this antique laundry washer in front of a restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy. Brought me back to that old apartment on The Drive… My mother often took me downstairs to a laundry room where that cranky, noisy white machine spitted out it’s tongue at me. I grinned as I shot this image. “How are you old machine?”