Early Light – Be a good neighbor Day

(We awoke to a heavy fog in North Mississippi this a.m.)

This is Sunday, May 25 – the 146th day of 2008. There are 220 days remaining in the year. It is Neighbor Day!

Neighbor Day has been celebrated since 1993. It is designed to bring all neighbors together – a day to celebrate and “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself,” the great Commandment passed down through the ages. So be kind to your neighbors today and it will come back to you.

On this day in history in 1927, The Ford Motor Company announced that its popular automobile model, the Model T, known as the Tin Lizzie, would not be rolling off assembly lines anymore. Instead, the discontinued car (which cost $850) would be replaced by the more modern Model A.

The first Model T was manufactured in 1908, designed, the Ford Motor Company stated, “as an inexpensive vehicle for the great multitude.” It still cost $30 more than the average work’s annual income. It was also the first item produced on an assembly line (Henry Ford’s new production system). By 1918, half of all motor cars in the entire world were Tin Lizzies.

In those days a 24-ounce loaf of bread sold for nine cents and a dozen eggs cost 24 cents.

One thought on “Early Light – Be a good neighbor Day

  1. So, where did the name “Tin Lizzie” come from…and how did it end up in West Point, Mississippi? Another topic for you.

    Hope you are doing well. Harry says hello!

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