Text and photos by Stacie Joy
Anne DeVita, the about-to-turn 87 years of age manager of First Avenue Laundry Center has a lot of friends and visitors dropping by while I am interviewing her.
She’s been managing the laundromat at 33 First Ave. at Second Street for 39 years, and proudly mentions it will be 40 years on Memorial Day.
She works seven days a week, arriving before 7 a.m. most days, and has no plans to retire.
Scooter LaForge shows up with a Payday candy bar (it’s Anne’s favorite, he confides).
People pull up a chair and chat in the back of the laundromat while I talk further with Anne. Everyone looks at me like I’m crazy when I ask if there’s a website or social media profile to link to.