Vesta Oral Stoudt (April 13, 1891 – May 9, 1966) was the woman who had the seminal idea for duct tape. (Originally named Duck tape). Stoudt worked at the Green River Ordnance Plant in Dixon, Illinois packing ammunition boxes. … Her idea was to seal boxes with a waterproof, tearable cloth tape which she created and tested at her job.
Once dapper black box
Assaulted on back road, red
Flag bent, loose mail door
Dangling by twisted earlobe.
MacGyvered with gray duck tape.
C. S. De Dona
Author, Poet, Photographer, domestic violence survivor, and naturalized immigrant, Cornelia is currently an Arts and Letters member of The Southwest Florida Branch of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii, for thirty-six years. Also, seven years in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She now resides in North Fort Myers, Florida.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online, and in Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League of American Pen Women's Vinnie Ream contest, was awarded third place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
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