Below is the first drawing of U.S. Patent No. 2,645,332 to a picnic basket with a variety of compartments issued in 1953 to Nora Martin of Chicago.  This patent suggests that some fairly obvious inventions have been making it through the PTO long before the recent complaints about, among other things, methods for swinging started.  Putting patent reform issues aside, I hope all of you enjoyed a restful long weekend with families and friends.