Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone near Brantford, Ontario, a city not far from where I live. It’s an interesting day trip to visit the Bell Homestead, one of Ontario’s oldest historic home museums, an educational experience for my grandson.
Although Mr. Bell invented the telephone in 1874 in Brantford by the Grand River, he was born in Scotland and his family moved to Canada when he was 23 years old.
This is a monumental place when you think of the significance of this invention, one of the most important scientific inventions in history! The first long distance phone call was made from Brantford to Paris (that is Paris, Ontario).
Take a look inside …
I used to spend hours on the phone, now I spend hours blogging.
A perfect location for a photoshoot …
A lovely afternoon in the countryside, this was a wonderful science, history, geography and biography lesson for my grandson.
Are there any interesting historical sites in your area?
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This is a question I never used to ask.
During Fashion Revolution Week in April, my daughter Jean wrote about the importance of buying ethically made clothing.
Her dress is by Synergy, a company that specializes in organic cotton clothing made by women in Nepal who are paid a living wage.
Jean is so passionate about this that she showed the documentary THE TRUE COST in Seattle and is opening an eco boutique DRIZZLE AND SHINE in Seattle.
Her shoes are by Nicora. They are handmade in Los Angeles from eco-friendly fabrics. Jean is a Nicora brand ambassador. You may contact her for a discount code toward a pair of their wonderful shoes.
It’s been three years since the tragedy of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1130 garment workers. We need to care and it’s time to ask, “Who made our clothes?”
You may have noticed my Site Tagline on the upper righthand corner of my blog–Fashion with Compassion. This means I care about people who make our clothes and also animals who should not suffer for fashion. Fashion is fun, but not at the expense of people, animals and our environment.
Who made your clothes?
❤ Fashion with Compassion ❤
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