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Donna Dolan - Iron Worker

posted Aug 28, 2018, 12:40 PM by James Lilly
John Kelly, author of the Washington Post column John Kelly’s Washington, included volunteer Donna Dolan’s response to his column about ironing his own shirts. From the August 15 column:

“Donna Dolan of Kensington, MD, is active with the Washington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. It maintains a 1923 Pullman rail car called the Dover Harbor, complete with stewards’ jackets, tablecloths, bedding, towels and other fabric items that must be ironed. Donna does this gladly.”

“Passengers on the Chapter’s various trips mention the ‘something special’ about the linen,” she wrote. “My secret: Our linen is soaked, bleached, washed, rinse twice, dried by the sun, and then ironed. It is 1923 all over again!”