Thursday, February 18, 2010

To My Delight He Came

early phone sex

Mabel & hubby Alexander Graham Bell
(ha - inventor of the phone married MaBel :)

My post-title comes from Bell's famous notebook ( actual page) where he talks about Watson and the first telephone call. As handy as that invention is, we're not talking about that part right now.

Instead, a Theme Thursday Bell quote:
'Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone, and following one after the other like sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally...'

He took his own advice and began inventing kites.

click for huge age 60, & throughout the rest of his life.

*some of these lifted men off the ground easily

yes, they were red
And some were made of silk, no less

{2 min}

Bell's adage means to me:

There are always new things to try.
So we'll never be bored.

Amen to that.

Bell's tetrahedral Click this kite for a website that sells a few multi-faceted kites that are based on Bell's designs. Since I have no bell at home, instead I'll fly one to honor Barry's last chemo!
Spring Fever, anyone? ;-)

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  1. what a unique and interesting take on the very cool...

  2. That was interesting and fun. Good one.

  3. brian beat me to the line - kudos for a unique approach to the theme!

    quite informative! love that!

    and what a hoot that bell's wife was named MaBel!!

    ring, ring, ring - is someone gonna get that?

  4. HAHAHA. I'm imagining Bell being flown away on one of his kites yelling, "Can you hear me now?" to everyone below him.

    I need to quit drinking so early.

  5. Wow, very interesting and creative post. Happy TT!