Edwin Elijah

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Edwin Elijah was born in Lewis, Iowa back in 1889. As a youngster, he worked in his father’s general store in Lewis. When he turned 31 in 1920, he moved to Hastings, Iowa where he worked with patent medicines and household products. That same year he began experimenting with something which he sold door-to-door and by mail.

He packaged his invention in envelopes, demand for his product became so great he quit his job and opened a production plant. By 193, his invention went internationally concentrating on the production of just one item. His company was sold to General Foods in 1953, making Edwin a wealthy man.

What you may not know about Edwin Elijah Perkins, is that the product he invented was called “Onor-Maid”, the name he chose in 1934 was changed to “Kool-Aid”. Not bad, not bad at all. The Kool-Aid brand is still to this day a household name. Until tomorrow my wish for you is to have a very happy day filled with laughter and good times.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Grew up drinking lots of Kool-Aid but nver knew about Edwin until today. Enjoy your day!

May 12, 2018 04:22 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Kool-Aid makes many sugar free products too....  

May 12, 2018 04:40 AM #2
Khash Saghafi NMLS
Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation - Cleveland, OH
Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762

Stories like this are always motivational for me, so thank you James!!

May 12, 2018 05:10 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is pretty neat my friend. Not bad, not bad at all.   Sheila

May 12, 2018 05:26 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Kool-Aid was an integral part of my childhood and I had forgotten about it til now.

May 12, 2018 05:35 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The product was a mainstay as a kid and hated stocking it during the grocery days!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 12, 2018 05:58 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, now that is something I need to invent, a lot of money is spent on kool aid every year, haha.

May 12, 2018 06:34 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow, Kool-Aid!  I did not like it, never had a big sweet tooth for it.  I am surprised it is still around.  Happy Saturday, enjoy the links.  A

May 12, 2018 07:24 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Now that is a house hold name around the world James Dray 

May 12, 2018 08:46 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jame - those of use growing up in the 50's and 60's certainly can't forget Kool Aid.

May 12, 2018 08:51 AM #10
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The thought of Kool-Aid always takes me back to my childhood!  Thanks for the history lesson, James.

May 12, 2018 09:10 AM #11
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

James Dray all I can say is "Who Knew"

May 12, 2018 09:30 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- Had no idea. It's interesting learning about how different products came about. 

May 12, 2018 02:23 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, that was an interesting and fun post.  Guess most of us grew up with Kool-Aid  we watched as our mothers took out a usually pretty designed glass jug and opened the little kool-aid package, added a little sugar, some ice cubes and water.  It was exciting to watch the process knowing what followed was a great and tasty cold drink.  

May 14, 2018 11:28 AM #14
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