Sunday, December 17, 2006

Heavy Macadam

Mom looked at the driveway of our neighbors and took note of the thickness of the "macadam." It struck me that this is a word I don't hear very often, but my parents always used it for what most people call asphalt. I rather like it since it is unusual and expands my vocabulary. The term comes from British surveyor John McAdam (1756-1836) who advocated using the material.

2 comments:

lunkhead said...

I've read your posts. They are incredibly moving and thoughtful. Many blessings to you and your mom during this time.

Y | O | Y said...

Thanks lunkhead. Best wishes to you and yours, too!