Cain was born in Tennessee; his mother was a cleaning woman, and his father was a chauffeur and janitor.
As I waited to speak to Manning, a cleaning woman poked her head out from one of the adjacent rooms to peer at me.
“Your Daddy has to go,” the cleaning woman said from the back seat.
The cleaning woman, who comes out from Detroit on Thursdays, was standing in the kitchen with her coat and hat on.
As the cleaning woman picked up her mop and started on down the hall, she fell into step with her.
Gloria looked at them and sighed; the cleaning woman, she thought, must have upset everything again.
Pausing at a door, the cleaning woman fitted a master key into the lock.
As she stood debating, the cleaning woman whom she had seen upon another occasion, came down the hall.
They would be that of one who had a cleaning woman in on certain days, and so lived alone.
She had told her lessee about her laundress and her cleaning woman and how to handle the balky faucet that controlled the shower.