By Trudi Cunningham
Isn’t it amazing? People are finally beginning to wake up to the fact that “Made in America” is the way to go. It took the Olympic outfits “Made in China” to realize that we do have the knowledge and ability to get employment for many back on track. Too many things have gone the wrong way, but I truly believe this situation is a slap in the face to the American worker who has been on the losing end in many instances. I’m sure there are true Americans who would have contributed to the cause to have the outfits made here. Many times I have mentioned that I’m a shopper and have never used a certain name to make an impression. How about those hats? Even I could do better.
An example of this would be in reference to the last Winter Olympics. I received literature in the mail for a donation at that time, and for a certain amount, I received an outer jacket. I checked it out (yes, I still have it and it’s great), and the label inside says “Made in USA” with a tiny flag and washing instructions. The front has the Olympic torch and the five rings as well. You’ve got to know, nothing more needs to be said. It doesn’t solve everything, but it sure is a step in the right direction, wouldn’t you agree?
One last comment, how about those name labels coming out of the woodwork again? I’ve gotten more than my share of them from various organizations and dropped them into that circular file, especially those addressed to my husband who has been gone 22 years. Lest I forget, I already have received a calendar for 2013. Please, give it a break! If there’s a pre-stamped envelope included, I mail it all back. Don’t you just love it?