After yesterdays post, I received an email from a friend reminding me that The Christmas Tree Shop was probably filled with products from China! She asked me to be mindful of the things I was spending my good old American money on and try to read the labels. If I had the opportunity to purchase something that was made in the USA to please do so. She is right! The truth is, it is in all our best interests to purchase made in the USA products. She sent me an email that was circulated by another friend several days ago to remind me that it is surprising what is made where, and it also doesn’t take that much more time to read the label….I had to beg to differ with her since, in order for me to read the labels, I have to pull out my reading glasses and that takes time, because I have to dig in my cluttered purse searching for them and hope that they are still in there and I didn’t take them out at home and leave them somewhere they didn’t belong. See a pattern here! This clutter thing does upset our lives! I think this weekend I will clean out my purse.
Here is the email:
One Light Bulb at a Time. 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 Lowes 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 any more. 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. I needed 60 W 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 ..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 every day 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 in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!
Stop buying from overseas companies! Let's get with the program . . . .. help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A ..
Interesting isn’t it, going to try to make an effort on this one ….except not sure about the Hershey candy bar thing….