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donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Sorry for the lateness. Had a very busy day and just got to it. Many of us are likely familiar with Mason jars for, possibly. a lot of different reasons.


On November 30th, National Mason Jar Day commemorates an ingenious invention that’s been bringing families together for generations.

Simply by opening a jar of fruit preserves or spicy salsa, we enjoy the flavors of summer in the midst of winter. For those who love to pickle, the Mason jar rescues fruits and veggies from the garden. From green beans to watermelon, we make them sweet or spicy!

While food preservation has existed for centuries, John Landis Mason from New Jersey made home canning safe. The young tinsmith’s patent #22186 for an “Improvement in screwneck bottles” issued a revolutionary design.

Since then, gardeners have been canning. They stocked their pantries from their victory gardens. Some padded their wallets with their heirloom collections. And many more shared their bounty as colorful gifts. Mason jars pull double duty as beautiful DIY projects in shabby chic vases or as an artfully painted desk caddy.

Used in a sentence: After I emptied the Mason Jar, I didn't know what National Day it was.


  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 9,034 mod

    Good job Don! If it weren't for mason jars, hillbillies would have had to found another way to package and drink their moonshine. My guess would be that there are mason jars in Ten-ur-see than any other place.

  • truepingtrueping Posts: 360 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited December 2021

    Yes, Thanks donm. And ghost, you are probably correct about Ten-R-C being the biggest market for mason jars, but all across southern Appalachia corn is grown by the gallon and mason jars are pretty common for packaging the very popular agricultural(?) product !!!

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