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.


lunkhead said...

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

Gavin said...

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