Forestville widow Martha Gardner went into her kitchen last night to answer a ringing telephone, and noticed the overhead light above the sink was not working. Determined to see adequately in the kitchen, Martha realized she needed a new light bulb so she made the twenty foot walk to her pantry to retrieve a new 40 watt bulb.
After positioning a step stool, Martha carefully climbed the two steps. Grasping the defective bulb lightly in one hand she began to turn counter clock wise, while her grandson Charlie looked on. The bulb, now released from the socket, was dispended into a garbage receptacle and the replacement bulb was inserted into the vacated socket by turning it clockwise.
Satisfied that the bulb was in the correct position, Martha instructed Charlie to push the light switch button which illuminated the room. “Now I can move on to other pressing household matters,” Martha said.