Mary and Rita, that’s who. We live in St. Petersburg, Florida and are great friends. One Sunday, Mary stopped by to help me make my famous (at least in my crowd) dry laundry detergent that I liked to put in glass jars and give to friends. Well, the project got rather ambitious — as things tend to get with Mary — and before my beloved partner Rick even had time to complain, we had taken over the kitchen. The counter was loaded with powder, and it was clear that in order to continue, we would have to produce elsewhere.