This is a familiar site... we grew up with a lot of clothes hanging on a line outdoors and in the winter indoors. We always had a washer (with wash tubs when I was younger) but no clothes dryer. We were a family of 8 people, so there were a lot of clothes to hang.
Wash day for dish towels on a summer day. Yes, she called it, wash day, followed by ironing day, where she would use a Dr Pepper bottle with a sprinkler on it, and iron all day while lookin out of the front screen door.