Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thank You Thursday

Thank You Thursday salutes Kleenex.  That’s right.  They’re my constant companion during allergy season and right now, with 2 of us having the head cold from hell, they’re a must have.  Did you know Kimberly-Clark invented them in WWI as a substitute for cotton?  There was a cotton shortage in 1914, so a substitute was needed for surgical bandages.  Kimberly-Clark invented a cotton-like wadding called Cellucotton.  After the war it was spun-off as a glamor product: to remove cold-cream.   Women soon began writing the company to complain that their husbands were blowing their noses in the “cold cream handkerchiefs. 

About the same time a Chicago inventor came up with the pop-up tissue box.  Once the two products were wed as an easily accessible way of containing sneezes….my hero product was born. 

1 comment:

savannah said...

tissues! along with toilet paper something we keep around here as if the coconut krewe still lived at home! ;) xoxoxox