I took a carbon footprint test this weekend. Oh dear, I am afraid that my solo drive to work nearly cancels out the farmers' markets and library card!! And I forget to take my own grocery bags about 50% of the time.
BUT we USE those plastic bags to dispose of doggie do and cat litter! And hey, once I even cut the bags into strips and crocheted a reusable tote from them!
If you want to read a great story about how 'green' we were back in the day, when we were kids (or if you're younger, maybe when your mom was a kid), hop on over to Rita's blog and read the March 26 post here: http://ritassewfun.blogspot.com/
Another cool blog I've added to my list is by Samina-- who is lately retired? Am I right, Samina? She used to work at American Sewing Guild headquarters, and now she's joining us in the bloggosphere with her Sew Everything blog, here: http://seweverythingblog.wordpress.com/
On this day in history:
- In 1885 the first commercial moving picture film was produced in Rochester NY by George Eastman.
- In 1951 the U.S. Air Force flag was approved.
- In 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine to prevent Polio.
- in 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D., a made for TV movie, was shown on ABC. Remember Robert Young??
- in 1990 Billy Crystal hosted the 62nd Annual Academy Awards, and Driving Miss Daisy won Best Picture of 1989.
- Playwright Tennessee Williams
- U.S. Army General William Westmoreland
- Actor Sterling Hayden -- wasn't he the voice of Winnie The Pooh for Disney?
These people ARE celebrating today!
- Sandra Day O'Connor
- Leonard Nimoy (Live long and prosper!)
- Bob Woodward
- Erica Jong
- Leeza Gibbons