Monday, October 7, 2013


Standing at the fridge, my little granddaughter is pushing the magnets around and around. "Grandma," she asks, "Where are the magnets that have electricity on their backs?"
I look blankly at her.
"She means static electricity," her helpful big brother adds.
Ahhhh yes, static cling. Now who was the clever soul that first harnessed the power of static cling. What was previously halo hair, crackling sweaters and skirts pasted to tights has become window art; colorful and reusable. I have a stack of static cling stickers for my grandchildren's amusement; fairies and flowers, alphabets and autumn leaves and a thousand pieces of Christmas, all magnets with electricity on their backs.

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