Congress attacks Mom’s Apple Pie

Mom’s apple pie is an important symbol of America.What is more American than mom’s apple pie? It’s the technology that made it possible for mom to make it and bake it with ease.

It’s not the apple pie that is in the gun sites of this Congress; it is the symbol of what has made America, America – good old American ingenuity. It is that ingenuity that made the United States an industrial world power. Continue reading “Congress attacks Mom’s Apple Pie”

Patently Offensive

My father-in-law, John Chastain, had the privilege of observing one of America’s greatest inventors. As a young man, he worked at a grocery store in Ft. Myers, Fla., where Thomas Edison had a winter home.Pop, as we affectionately called him, would tell us about seeing Edison in his twilight years going to and from his laboratory in the wee hours of the morning, as he made his way to the grocery store to sweep the floors and restock the shelves before customers arrived. Continue reading “Patently Offensive”