E Things We Appreciate
It probably never occurred to Thomas Edison; who set the framework for entertainment (motion pictures, phonographs), along with innovative advancements in telecommunication (telegraphs) that we all enjoy today, to ever worry about his lack of formal education. I appreciate his contributions every time I turn on an electric light to read by or check my email inbox.
Andre Cassagnes had a better name (The Magic Screen), in my opinion, but his invention called the “Etch A Sketch” was nonetheless inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998. I’m reminded of this challenging toy every time I sign for a purchase with my fingertip ;-)
Before they were made of rubber, gum, or vinyl material, crust-less bread was used in the removal of black lead pencil markings from paper. This not only eliminated mistakes but kept students from starving during class, I imagine. While I never did develop a taste for Erasers, I certainly appreciate what they do.
We keep plenty of Eggs on hand as they’re used in so many nutritive applications. However, this sometimes results in a bit of a surplus, the freshness of which can be challenging to judge, since they are supposedly good for 2-5 weeks after the Expiration date. While preparing for Easter festivities, I was delighted to learn that determining fresh eggs from not-so-much is that the fresh ones won’t float when placed in a pan of water. Once boiled, there is still no deterrent for cracks if you drop them ;-)
As Evening shadows swathe the canyon confines in shades of dusky blue, a hawk dives for its supper and coyotes howl on cue. Another good ending to another fine day.
Any thoughts? Can you add to the list of things we appreciate that begin with the letter E?