Thought this was a good suggestion, I hope you do too! This was an e-mail to me. I am not the author. I WILL start checking labels tomorrow.


A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while
one grasshoper 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
everyday 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!

(We should have awakened a decade ago . . . . . )

Let's get with the program . . . . help our fellow Americans keep
their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A .