MADE IN AMERICA !!
My choice for nightly news is ABC and I love the fact that they’ve taken up the cause of “Buying in America”. I even had the perfect chance to do so recently. My son asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I told him “a set of bath towels to match my newly painted bathroom”.
Right after I’d told him that it occurred to me that I hadn’t designated the “made in America” type. I rushed to the internet and googled what I wanted and it gave me quite a few choices. I chose the 1888 Mills brand that I picture above. The “yellow chiffon” color will be perfect and I emailed the info to my son post haste.
One of the many stories that ABC related was about a college student who decided (after watching their series) to decorate her new dorm room with only articles made in America. She turned first to the catalog that her college put out promoting everything from furniture to linens to books, and she found that none of them were made here. When the ABC team pointed this out to the powers that be at the college they were stunned, as were the curators at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington when it was proved that none of the items in their gift shop were made in America !
Our young student stuck to her guns and, with the help of her friends and her parents, she was able to decorate her entire room with “Made in America” items. So often you hear the excuse that it costs much more to do so; but they compared her bill to what she would have paid for comparable items and found a difference of just a few dollars and most of her things were of a better quality.
The other fact that thrilled me was that jobs are being created because so many people are jumping on the bandwagon and companies are expanding. So, now I’m a believer. How about you?
(PS: The Smithsonian now has a gift shop with ONLY made in America objects !)