We needed to do some laundry and today was a good day for it. All of the reunion activities were scheduled for tomorrow and we weren’t meeting everyone until lunch time.
Sandra’s Dad knew where the old laundromat was in town so we headed down the road and pulled up to find the laundromat closed! We already knew how helpful YELP! was going to be in this small town so we asked a couple of people on the street where the closest one might be, they told is to try Ogema which was another small town nearby, and where Sandra’s granddad was from.
Ogema was about four blocks long, or at least that’s as much of it as we got to see because we waited to get our laundry started so we asked at the library and they said it was one block up, hang a left and it’s down the road on the left. If it hadn’t been for the lone car in front of the building we never would have spotted it. The building appeared to be abandoned and boarded up. There was no sign on the building or in front but the coin operated laundry machines were inside so we ran in and got started.
While the washers were running Sandra and her Dad walked the pups and I worked on a job that had been giving me trouble the night before. This was supposed to be my slow season but somehow the work keeps coming in!
We threw our stuff into the dryers and then noticed four kids riding by on horseback. Good thing the dogs were put away, they’ve never been around horses. A guy that had joined our laundry group told us they were Omish which I didn’t expect to see in Wisconsin. We talked to him a bit, he had retired and moved to Ogema from a nearby larger town. As we finished our laundry and headed out the door he said, “Go Gators!”
… yes, Ogema is part of the Gator Nation.