Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Doing My Part

On Monday I went shopping. We had 2 chairs in our living room that were literally falling apart and needed replaced. The age of those chairs was roughly 20 years old. Both had some major spring action going on and sagging bottoms and worn out spots. Believe me if I would have known someone who could have fixed them and reupholstered them that would have been my first choice. I am all for saving anything worth salvageable. Besides, that recliner was one of the first Father's Day gifts from our girls to their dad, so it did have some sentimental value. I found a new recliner for my husband and a new occasional chair with ottoman for me......and to my absolute delight they were both made in the USA!! YEAH!!! One chair was a LANE, the other an ENGLAND brand. And this is not the end of this story.....the old chairs sat out by the end of the driveway and within 3 hours some pickers came and took them, so maybe they will be repaired and serve a purpose in a new home. I went to bed feeling satisfied that I had helped some people keep their jobs right here in our country. Now, have you been able to do your part this week? If not, then maybe another time you will find an opportunity to keep America working. God Bless America, God Bless You.♥

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Another good reason we should buy American goods. We continue to make other countries wealthier and they ultimately turn on us once they have the money and resources to buy weapons.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Help One Another

I am hoping that this blog catches on and produces helpful and useful information for anyone and everyone who visits it, that is if there is something you need to buy and truly want to buy goods Made In The USA  This blog can be one of 2 things, a testimonial of what you bought and where you found it, or what you need and asking for suggestions from others who might know where it can be found and purchased. Shopping for American goods involves reading labels and maybe passing up the first items you look at. It seems fruitless sometimes to even find anything made in our country, but it can be done. Right now everyone who shops for fruits and veggies can take advantage of home grown or your local farmer's markets. Support your local farmers! I hope to start a list on the sidebar of this blog of items and the stores where they can be found. Hopefully in time, and if this catches on, people can come here and look at the list to see if the item they need is listed. I am open to suggestions and ideas.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Buy ONLY American Goods

Are any of you sick and tired of the daily news casts about what shape our economy is in? Are you sick and tired of hearing about more factory closings and rising unemployment? Are you sick and tired of all of our jobs going to foreign countries and more people out of work? Are you sick and tired of the value of your home (if you can still afford one) and the selling cost hitting rock bottom? Are you just plain sick of our law makers with their inability to work for the good of the people (other than themselves) and their keeping the country in a dysfunctional state? Is it any wonder we are all stressed out. We are the greatest country on this earth with the people who work the longest hours. Yet we are now the most despised country on this earth. We always are the first to help all countries to improve their situations even now at the sake of our own. We rebuild countries, we feed starving, we give till there is nothing left. We are now still giving and I would say it is a fact that we have given till it hurts. We give our lives, the ultimate sacrifice. We have always unselfishly helped others. We are all aware of the sacrifice so many have made because no matter where you are, the good old USA is no doubt still one of the best places to live. The proof is in the illegal aliens living here.

I guess the one thing that irks me the most is the talk about how we "need to create jobs for the unemployed." Now forgive me, but isn't that what the last generations already did? They started this country from virtually nothing and built on that. From good ideas, determination and hard work this country was created and it prospered as well. It prospered till some got GREEDY and decided to move their factories and jobs to foreign soil and hire foreigners at a cheaper labor cost to make their products and then ship them back for us to buy. It wasn't over night, this has been slowly going on for I think those people in Washington need to get their heads out of the sand (or where ever else they have buried them) and wake up to why we have high unemployment and suffering people. This isn't rocket science folks! It is just good old common sense and being able to see past the blinders. My say in all of this is to BRING OUR JOBS BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM IN THE FIRST PLACE, back to AMERICA, and if you don't, then don't you dare expect Americans to buy the stuff, don't ship it to us, we don't want stuff that is full of lead and all the other things we have been working to keep from harming our people. We want American goods, made by American people.... suggestion to all of you out there who feel the same way.........just one request and one good sound idea.......JUST BUY ONLY THE STUFF YOU NEED THAT IS MADE IN THE USA!!!

No matter how small an item, check where it is made. I give you an example of 2 recent purchases:

1.) I needed a spatula for scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl. I went to Walmart and Kmart, both had them, yeah, made in CHINA (probably full of lead). I refused to buy them. I didn't run myself silly all over town but happened to stop one day in a wonderful place called "Ralph's Joy of Living". They have all sorts of things from appliances to small kitchen gadgets. I FOUND MY SPATULA!!!!!!! MADE IN THE USA. I bought 2.

2.) In my blogging travels I ran across the recipe for making your own laundry soap. I needed a 5 gallon plastic container with a lid......I did find one, in of all places, Walmart. The container  MADE IN THE USA in Sandusky, Ohio.

Anymore finding any item made in the USA is like hitting the jackpot. It is a thrill that I am doing my part and  helped a fellow American keep their job. This is something we can all do. There is no reason we can't all do as much of this as possible. I know even mandarin oranges are imported and can be bought at Walmart, yet there is another one on the same shelf grown in the USA. Grapes grown in Chili where pesticides cans are thrown in the vineyards.......I buy grapes grown in California only. I know many times the items made in our country are a bit more expensive, but in the long run can we really afford not to buy them?

So my new blog is for anyone who loves America and wants to help our fellow citizens keep their jobs. The requirements are to buy as many of the things you "need" made only in our country and to please post about the item and where you found it.

We are Americans and united to buy only American goods when possible. This might be a small project, but I am hoping that one leads to 2 and then 3 and so to hundreds and maybe more. Show retailers that we don't want the crap made in foreign countries unless Americans can have a hand in the products. David brought down Goliath......I rest my case.