Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day, originally uploaded by ujima.

April 26 Sarah Boone received a patent on this date 1892 for an appliance that would help to neatly iron clothing. This device, the forerunner to our modern ironing board was made of a narrow wooden board, with collapsible legs and a padded cover and was specifically designed for the fitted clothing worn during that time period.
Reference:Created Equal The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators By James Michael Brodie

Beautiful 90ยบ day. Going to Miss Tootsie's in town to have a reunion with some 5th graders I taught in 87-88.

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