I is for Ida: Ida the Incredible Ironing Board
Ironing boards are a really weird shape. They have legs that fold up under a long, flat board and as it’s been proved (and if you’ve ever tried it), they’re not very good at walking; they frequently collapse!
Ida is no exception “…and I don’t like it when anyone stares!” she says in her story.
But when Spicer the Spider compares his legs to hers, she doesn’t feel quite so bad.
She learns to walk – after a fashion – and when she thinks someone’s in trouble, she forgets all about being awkward and is the first to arrive at the top of the stairs…
Q: Who invented the ironing board? A: Sarah Boone (1832–1904). She was an American inventor who on April 26, 1892, obtained the United States patent number 473,563 for her improvements to the ironing board. Boone’s ironing board was designed to improve the quality of ironing sleeves and the bodies of women’s garments.
Name Meaning: Ida – A female name from a Germanic word id, meaning “labour or work”. Alternately, it may be related to the name of the Old Norse goddess Iðunn. Ida name on Wikipedia