Back in the day before front-loading,
high efficiency washers…
linen maids and laundresses for the royals,
along with the common folk,
would go down to the river together for washdays.
Linens of fine fabrics were displayed
for all to see while drying.
To prevent any mix-ups of yours or mine…
families began marking them with stitching to
represent their household...
it all comes out in the wash
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!