Happy Birthday Thomas Edison-February 11th

Happy Birthday Thomas Edison-February 11th

It’s time to celebrate the birthday of the world’s greatest inventor, a man who gave us many presents-recorded sound, motion pictures, the light bulb and electric power system, and R&D labs.

“I love apple pie – If not apple, how about some rhubarb pie?”

“I love apple pie – If not apple, how about some rhubarb pie?”

Edison taught us about electric vehicles 100 years ago and would be cheering us on right now as we learn how to plug our cars in at night – helping to clean the air too. Tom was a big environmentalist, as was his lovely wife Mina.

Mina Edison driving her Tom [“dearie” as she called him] around in her 1911 electric vehicle.

Mina Edison driving her Tom [“dearie” as she called him] around in her 1911 electric vehicle.

He had a family too … here they are … Madeleine, Charles and Theodore, in order.

“Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music...”

“Life’s most soothing things are a child’s goodnight and sweet music…”

The Edison family on the back porch of their lovely, Victorian style home at Glenmont

The Edison family on the back porch of their lovely, Victorian style home at Glenmont

Below, Tom and Mina shortly after their marriage in 1886–she 19, he 38– a lasting marriage. Mina was a devoted mother, home executive, philanthropist, environmentalist/horticulturist, and public relations asset to Tom and his business. Tom proposed to her in Morse code, tapped out on her hand; she accepting, also in Morse code, tapped out on his hand! He wrote her many love letters.

“A man’s best friend is a good wife.”

“A man’s best friend is a good wife.”

Happy Birthday Tom! We will never forget you.

“I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun.”

Left: Intel-Edison module now available world-wide for developers. Right: The “Tommy” award given by the Edison Innovation Foundation.

Left: Intel-Edison module now available world-wide for developers. Right: The “Tommy” award given by the Edison Innovation Foundation.

 

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