From my computer I got this story of a man ahead of his time.
Heineken, like Henry J Kaiser, was ahead of his time. (Remember the
Henry J?) Heineken decided to make a bottle for his beer that could be
recycled into a brick. Notice the neck fits into a dimple in the bottom
of the bottle, a perfect fit like a brick.
There were buildings made with Heineken beer bottles, but not the wave that Freddy envisioned.
Freddy thought a square bottle would be more desirable and easier to build with.
also designed a cube, to help the building process by smoothing corners
and giving some variance to length. But, in the end, people just didn't
like square bottles. A round bottle fits the hand better. And, that is
the end of the story. Don't I wish I had a couple of those bottles for
my decorative bottle fence?
Henry J's failed to attract buyers and
were sold off quickly. My father bought a second-hand one and we were
teased by neighbor kids about our weird car, most likely imitating their
parents talk at the dinner table.
Recycling has reached new heights and if Freddy is still around, I hope he knows he was a man ahead of his time.
I received an email about creative recycling and I could really put this to work in my yard.
I wouldn't mind an herb garden reachable from my kitchen window.
I've used plastic bottles for a number of projects, but these are better ideas than mine.
is a great way to use an old shoe, but I would worry about a predator
bird getting to these vulnerable babies where I live.
I'd prefer to use old shoes for plants. I have several candidates in my garage.
a long, squirrel proof wire, this would work very well, if hung far
enough from the ground with no access from a table or other device. I
got my first crop of crab grass from the scattered seed on the ground.
Now you can buy bird seed without noxious weed seed.
yesterdays pouring rain and chill, we are expecting 86 degree weather
today. We are in Allentown, PA. where Jim once lived many years ago.
We'll go to a huge fine arts museum so I can get my art fix.