One Light Bulb

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H/t my dear friend Sol!

Don't curse the darkness, buy a "Made in USA" lightbulb!


~Eowyn

One Light Bulb at a time is turned on….    

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.
This past weekend I was at Kroger. 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 every day that are made right here.
Onto another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets. Yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in a foreign country. 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! 
Then I went to Lowe’s, 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. 
My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked “Made in Mexico” now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico; now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.
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 neighbor’s! 
We can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago before the hollowing out of the American economy.) Let’s get with the program. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U. S. A.
Remember: It’s better to light a candle buy a light bulb that’s made in the USA, than to curse the darkness!

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0 responses to “One Light Bulb

  1. Great commentary , Eowyn.

     
    • Thanks, erinyes! I hope your knee side-issues (crankiness, etc.) are more manageable.
      What’s wrong with your knee? Do you need a total knee replacement?
      Best wishes….

       
  2. Every little bit helps!

     
  3. I have been reading all labels for quite some time now. About went crazy last week getting used to bifocal contacts and couldn’t see the lettering on the cans. It is amazing to me that smaller, off-brands often say product of USA. I am tired of reading Manufactured in….. This, to me, simply means it came from elsewhere. A local chain, Sav-A-Lot, carries many brands that say “Product of USA”. I recently noticed that top-brand juices list several countries including USA–to me this means they mostly come from elsewhere. I just simply do not trust production of my family’s food from many of these countries. OK, now new visitors to Fellowship: give me hell for how ignorant I am!!

     
  4. These bulbs energy saving light candles also come in different shapes, sizes and colors in addition to providing better lighting. For this reason, people also use them in lamps and other purposes. Everyone in the world is aware that we are facing an energy crisis of those days. When it comes to benefits, energy saving lamp candle has a lot of it. It is known to be very strong and has a lifespan of nearly 15 times more compared to incandescent bulbs.

     

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