My Nobel Prizes – Potato Peelers and Garbage Disposals

Cooking and Baking
Now as a woman I am very grateful to those folk who have helped me, and I think that many of their creations deserve my Nobel Prize. With the holidays of 2009 rapidly approaching I am gearing up to start the tremendous amount of cooking and baking required to get through November and December.
My family is growing by leaps and bounds and it seems harder every year to get them all around the dining room table. For Thanksgiving I know they fast all day to eat the wonderful food Grandma (me) is making. Yes, I am flattered, but on the other hand, I am no longer a “spring chicken” and all the cooking gets harder with each passing year.
Potato Peelers – a Nobel Invention
So my first award goes to the person who invented the potato peeler. Did you ever try to peel 20 pounds of potatoes with a knife? My second award goes to the person who invented the food processor. It slices, it dices, it grates, it purees and probably more all with the touch of a button. Now, I’ll tell it could earn a living, take out the garbage and empty the dishwasher I would probably leave my husband of 43 years, Henry, and marry it. Next we have the garbage I say more? I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
A Kids Business
What I am driving at is that so much of what we have to improve our lives have come from ordinary people with great ideas. But what of the great ideas that never get to the marketplace because people have no clue how to get them there? I recently read about a woman in one of the business journals who is teaching kids how to become young entrepreneurs and how to prepare them for bright futures. Apparently our kids do not learn these skills in most of our schools. So what I did was go to her website. Kids in business is not a new thing it’s just rarely formally taught. I was so impressed with her product that my grandchildren will each be receiving one of her kits for the holidays. Oh, the product is called Biz in a Boxx. The story of how it was created is very interesting. It makes sense, is not complicated and has very positive advantages for kids.
Perhaps one day one of my grandchildren will fill one of those needs that make peoples’ lives easier and will be the recipient of one of my awards thanks to learning the fundamentals of business at an early age. Until then Henry and I will be racking our brains trying to fit the expected new grandkids around the dining room table.

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