Monday, September 26, 2011

Made in America

We've become too cheap for our own good.
We want LOTS of STUFF
for not much money,
and we don't want to think too much about it.

So jobs have disappeared, disappeared, gone overseas.
And that has led to more bargain hunting
and more disappearing jobs.

It is time for those of us
who still have jobs and savings
to start investing
in our neighbors,
in each other.

My new motto....
***Buy less,
***spend more.

Spend more effort in the shopping
(stop to think and research),
spend more money
(it costs money to pay decent salaries)

I started with musical instruments.
Both my mandolins
were hand crafted
here in the U.S.
One of the luthiers
has become a valued facebook friend.
The instruments mean more
(and play great!)

Now I'm moving on to shirts.
I don't need a lot of shirts,
just a few for work and home.
So I'm going to chuck out
more money
for each American made shirt.

I'm going to think
each time I wear that shirt
of people who got up,
drank their morning coffee
and went to a job
that paid a living wage.

You know you are going to buy something soon.
Why not spend a little more time and money
and help make an investment
in our future together?

Links for further thought:

Links to American made products