Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Smile for the Camera 21st Edition - 03-02-10

This is a photo of Josephine GARIS COCHRAN.  She is my great aunt (I guess I really should check that since I don't have her in my online family tree!  She might be a great great aunt!!)  Josephine was the first person to invent a practical dish washing machine.  You can read about it here.  Her design was patented on December 28, 1886.  I think we owe her a great debt of gratitude!


  1. I bow to your aunt (or great-aunt, as the case may be)! We do indeed owe her a lot! How wonderful to have that tidbit in your family tree!

  2. Alice, that is on great piece of family history! WAYYYYY COOL! and, I thank her!