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.♥


  1. Hi Susanne, I just noticed you have another blog! I totally agree!! When we were in the states this summer I thought it would be great to get people to pay more attention to what they are buying, ok, many will choose an item that is cheaper. But if they know that jobs are opening up again, and giving people pride in themselves and food on there families tables, would they pay that extra few cents? I would. Just like in the Amish place I mentioned on my blog, I was going to buy some cookie cutters, my son pointed out that they were made in China, I put them back. Good luck with this blog!

  2. This is a very good idea for a blog. I hope it catches on. It gets harder and harder to find things made in the U.S.A. One thing that comes to mind (looking at your bio about your mother-in-law from the Appalachians) is Fiesta dishes which are made in West Virginia! My sister collects them. I try to be aware and look at labels. Good luck with this blog!