- Washing clothes was something Rose had to teach me to do. I'd never used a washboard on Earth. Once in an antique store I'd seen one, but that didn't mean I knew what to do with it.
- Being the one to give directions seemed to solidify Rose's determination. She'd used washboards with her grandmother. She took the lead and we washed our underthings together.
- The dryers seemed powerful, so we just waited for them to dry the thin fabric of our underwear. We'd both put our skirts and shirts back on as we sat talking.