The longest wash-rinse-spin-dry cycle ever recorded in history occurred at Willow Bend yesterday, while we anxiously awaited the completion of the cleaning of the beloved Blank-et.
"It's in the washing machine, honey."
[Thirty-seven seconds pass]
"Still in the washer, Claire."
[Dramatic pause of 5.3 seconds.]
"MOMMY, BLANK-ET!!! MOMMY, BLANK-ET!!! MOMMY, BLANK-ET!!!"
And approximately 56 years later (or so it felt), Blank-et emerged, clean and fresh...well, at least for the next five minutes.