Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wednesday Update

Update on Vern
The operation went well and he is on the mend. He is, however haveing some problems with the medication. He is walking some, but not enough. Probably won't be home this week.
He is at Sacred Heart in Spokane in room 618 . Martha's phone is 539-4753
Here is something you car buffs probably didn't know.
The 3 Goldberg brothers, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. Didn't know that, did Ya ? On July 17th, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97º. The 3 brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary in to telling him that 3 gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car which was about 130º F then turned on the air-conditioner and cooled the car off immediately. The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them 3 million dollars for the patent. The brothers refused, saying they would settle for 2 million but they wanted the recognition by having a label 'The Goldberg Air-Conditioner' on the dashboard of each car that it was installed in. Now old man Ford did not like anything but a Ford name on his cars, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg’s name on 2 million Ford cars. They haggled back and forth for about 2 hours and finally agreed on 4 million dollars with the agreement that just their first names would be shown. And so, even today, all Ford air-conditioners show on the controls, the names 'Norm, Hi, & Max'. There, now Ya know it. Ha Ha

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