Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Something to Share

I'm sharing the following with you because it's something that has been "dear to my heart" all my adult life! I boycotted some things over the years where I felt injustices were being done. I was told what I was doing was "dumb", "won't make a difference", "waste of my time" (being their time and mine), etc. FINALLY, people are realizing we need to support American products and American workers if we want to have quality products to buy and an economy that isn't like we've been experiencing the last few years. So do as you choose with it, but I'll continue to try to choose American products and keep jobs. I can't do it alone so thank you to those who choose to join in. Also, please remember that even if we pay a couple cents more for American made, it will be a better quality, last longer or get repaid to us by an improved economy which will improve things for all of us.

"A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American. Good idea . . . one light bulb at a time.

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though,that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it anymore. My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest.

You have to read the labels on everything. This past weekend I was at Kroger. (Can be true for any store.) I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio. So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use everyday that are made right here.

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets . . . yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada.The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others ... so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago .) Let's get with the program . . . . help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."--Abraham Lincoln "

So folks, this wasn't me but could have been. Thank you for reading it. You're welcome to share it as I've done. We can't wait and expect the gov to do everything to improve the economy and country. We have to step up where we can and do something ourselves. Fortunately, we can all choose what we will step up to do. Maybe we won't all do the same thing, but if we do something that aids in progress then we're doing something!


  1. Very good very good very good!!! Bravo!!

    Yep not always easy to find what your after made in the USA, but if we can why would we not buy American!

    Vote with your pocket book is one of our favorite sayings!!

  2. AMEN!

    It's rather like "family first" in a way! If we keep the "relatives" working, then they can be self supporting and doing their part for the economy too.