Yes, I'm talking about YOU, Edwin Ruud...the god and inventor of the conventional HOT WATER HEATER. I know you are dead/passed on/pushing daisies/sucking dirt, but I think your "do" is long over "due".
I was thinking of you today, Edwin, while I was soaking in my long awaited hot bath after a weekend of dirt and sweat in the yard...I was thinking of you with GREAT fondness as the steam was rising from my very warm, sore muscle-soaking spa (otherwise known as my tub)...and I just wanted to say, "thank you".
Thank you for bringing me one of the finest inventions on earth (well, next to fire that is...but we humans really didn't INVENT fire...we just figured out how to use it to grill steaks, that's all!)...HOT WATER. Wonderful, relaxing, piped to perfection, warm and soothing, HOT WATER. Seriously...all I have to do is walk in my home, strip off my dirt/sweat infested clothing, prance to my bathroom (more like drag my aching and decrepit body toward), turn a magical knob, and POOF! I have an instant spa-like, hot springs, wonderfully large basin of water in which to soak my weary bones (and clean my stinky body).
Edwin Ruud, you rock, dude...(And here's a bit of 411 about my man:
In the 1870s, Englishmen, Maughan invented the first instant water heater. Little is known about Maughan's invention, however, his invention influenced the designs of Edwin Ruud.
Edwin Ruud, a Norwegian mechanical engineer was the inventor of the automatic storage water heater in 1889. Ruud emigrated to Pittsburgh where he pioneered the early development of both residential and commercial water heaters. He founded the Ruud Manufacturing Company. )
But, now that I'm clean, relaxed, high on muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories, I probably should reconsider my offer to birth your children...seeing as how YOU are dead and everything! (But seriously...call me on the Ouija Board any time and let's talk)...