A couple contributions…

Here are some items sent in by reddykilowatt.org readers. Thanks!

First, a great certificate from 1949 for “Proficiency in coloring” from the Reddy Kilowatt Club. Victoria Sabbato was six years old and in kindergarten at Sierra Seville School in Fontana, California when she received this.

Second, here’s a cooking chart provided by the Ohio Edison Home Service Department, submitted by Brian G.

Thanks folks! Feel free to send in your Reddy memorabilia.

Halloween, 1969

Here’s a great photo & memory from Mr. Nathan J. Foulds of Franklin, N.J.

My Mom always hand-made theme-based costumes for my brothers and I to march in the annual Halloween parade in Packanack Lake, a close knit lake community that is part of Wayne Township, N.J. It had population then of about 45,000.

This one was Halloween 1969 and won for best original costume. I was also a horse, a Gerald Ford ‘WIN’ (Whip Inflation Now) button, the Michelin (Tire) Man, Cousin IT (The Adamm’s Family), a flagpole w/American flag (she even asked for and got permission to hand-make the American flag).

Thanks Mr. Foulds!

The Great Reddy Kilowatt

Lots of great old images in this Creativepro.com article from earlier this year.

Electricity once had a perky little mascot, Reddy Kilowatt, with a light bulb nose, plugs for ears, and a body made of lightning bolts…

It’s hard to imagine when people didn’t take electricity for granted, yet in the beginning electricity was restricted primarily to lighting. And as a utility, it was not well understood. People could wrap their heads around the concept of gas, but electricity remained a mystery.