Rubber Eraser Day
For all those prone to making a mistake Rubber Eraser Day will always fall on April 15th……………….
Make no mistake about it; Rubber Eraser Day celebrates the invention of erasers. We all make mistakes. I thought I did once and then found out I didn’t. This day is designated to recognize and appreciate the value of that little rubber thingy that sits atop our pencils. When one makes a mistake, they are the big "cover-up", oops, make that eraser, of our faux pax (I prefer to call them a booboo). Just imagine how messy our documents would be without it!
Why not just call it "Eraser Day"? Well, there are two reasons. The first is erasers were made of rubber. Today, they are made of rubber, or vinyl. Secondly, in Great Britain, they are formally called "rubbers". I am thinking they should be called eradicators, what do you think???
In the world of erasers, two men are prominent. Joseph Priestley discovered the eraser in 1770, using pieces of rubber imported from Brazil. Then in 1858, Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia, Pa., patented the pencil with an eraser at the end. Oh thank you Hyman the schools are a better place since this invention.
Today's Quote: To err is human, an eraser is divine!
Something to Ponder: When will they put one on the pencil used to keep score in golf????
Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri. I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993. If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.