Second oldest built a fruit dryer and a yogurt maker out of light bulbs and scrap wood.
He sprouted tofu and reused plastic bags years before anyone else I knew.
This was not a fad for him, merely a decision to live carefully and thoughtfully.
An early vegetarian, he helped me to attend parties without eating meat–in part by inventing Birthday cake sandwiches and Christmas cookie sloppy joes.
And, in an effort to conserve every last drop of water, plus whatever nutrients it might contain, he also invented pickle juice bread, which left a great deal to be desired.