A nation mourns the loss of the Thomas Edison of bread crumbs.

This from today’s New York Times:

Ruth M. Siems, a retired home economist whose best-known innovation will make its appearance, welcome or otherwise, in millions of homes tomorrow, died on Nov. 13 at her home in Newburgh, Ind. Ms. Siems, an inventor of Stove Top stuffing, was 74.

Tomorrow, as you’re preparing that Stove Top stuffing for its hot three hour journey inside a Butterball, think of Ms. Siems, look up, and say “thanks Ruth!”

“There are those who look at the empty body cavity of a gutted turkey and ask ‘why?’. I dream of how tasty bread crumbs would be in that orifice and ask ‘why not?’” – Ruth M. Siems

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