Ian Stevenson mentions in his work that very young children "play" at the vocation of their previous life personality. Other researchers have mentioned observing this in children. All I can remember playing was that I was ironing. I got a toy iron and board for Christmas when I was three. I was very disappointed that the iron wouldn't smooth the wrinkles out of cloth. The same year, I remember my mother having to leave the room with the iron on. Of course, she told me not to touch it, and of course, I did. I burned myself, and told her that a mouse had bitten me. Up until the age of five, I would study the pictures of laundry equipment in the Sears,Roebuck Catalog, and pretend to iron, by moving my hand through the air. I am told I looked insane. I loved the pictures of mangles - those old fashioned ironing machines that pressed laundry flat. I remember wishing I had one - you could put a crease in trousers so easily. I never made the connection from this odd, childhood preoccupation with my PL until today. Rose Rooney was a laundress! Duh! Does anyone else remember playing an early childhood game that connects to a possible PL occupation? For those of you with no PL recall, this could be a strong "clue".