.....when we used to take our laundry/shirts to the laundry. Very expensive now, but what a nice treat that was. Today there is an article in the NYT about the rise of fall of the linen laundry. How all restaurants are trending toward a more casual look or bare tabletop. (At home I do this) But according to the linen man, it's unsanitary. Eek. I have tried to iron linens myself and it's not an easy task. In the years, they have gotten stained, been thrown out and replaced with bare tables. I have an aversion to no iron linens. To me they have no body or structure, they are just there. Anyway, this is a fun story about restaurant linens in general. An updated story about linens, a year 2012 story.