Barbs and Backlashes

Happy Independence Day! by whitetips
July 2, 2010, 4:17 pm
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Heading out of the office for the long 4th of July weekend!  I have to tell you that “the 4th” has always been my favorite holiday.  It is another time we have always spent with family, and often we have mixed some fishing in with it.

Big hybrid sunfish caught from my cousin's backyard pond over the 4th a few years ago.

We have water fights, eat lots of food (my aunt makes the best potato salad), watch and participate in town parades, ring bells for our troops, and just have an all-around good time together.  Oh, and of course we set off fireworks!  Lots and lots of fireworks!

So have a great holiday, just don’t blow off any fingers!

We have a great country and heritage to celebrate; I will leave you with this quote from one of our founding fathers, John Adams:

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

Actually the Declaration of Independence was signed on  July 2nd and that is why ole’ John refers to the second in his quote.  But there you go, our founding fathers wanted us to commemorate the day with “guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations (i.e. fireworks)”!


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