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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day

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For all of my American friends out there enjoying a barbecue, apple pie, or fireworks today, I invite you to raise a glass of whatever you are drinking to the true reason for the celebration. 

239 years ago, the Declaration of Independence (prepared by a committee of five men~sorry ladies, no equality back then~and drafted by Thomas Jefferson) was adopted on this day, granting us the freedoms we now enjoy, chief among them was our independence from the British Empire (two days prior, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee). Ever a work in progress, it is not perfect, but it's ours, and it keeps us free. 

Have a safe and happy celebration!

7 comments:

  1. Thank you Heather!!! Happy Independence day to you too!!!

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  2. Great post, Heather! I made my potato salad and fried chicken--my husband's favorite. Too exhausted to stay up for fireworks, but nice to know we can still celebrate this country's independence!

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    1. I made my potato salad too! That and BBQ is our tradition. We didn't stay up for fireworks either, mostly because our part of the state is already in a severe drought that it's just too dangerous. But it was a great 4th!

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  3. I thought about making potato salad, but mine glows in the dark! Ouch! I am not a cook can you tell? My poor new kitten, Midnight, thought we were under attack last night! You have such gracious visitors. Me? I praised the good things in America and got chastised for not thinking globally! Have a great Sunday and more rain. :-)

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    1. I am lucky to have such wonderful visitors. Alas, we cannot please them all, nor should we try. And yeah, maybe you should stay out of the kitchen if your potato salad glows. ;) LOL!

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  4. Happy Independence Day To you all I want to send a humble request to all around the world on this independence day. Please do not make any Misunderstanding to any other a live happily.

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