Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
~ The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

I am apt to believe that 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 for evermore.
~ John Adams

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
~ Erma Bombeck

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29 comments :

  1. Love your quotes!! =)

    Have a fab 4th! big hugs xoxo

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  2. happy 4th of July Sandee!! Hope you enjoy your Independence day celebration.

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  3. Happy 4th of July everyone over there have a brilliant day Sandee ;-)

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  4. Love the quotes. Have a happy and safe 4th. Um.. Don't party to hearty.

    Have a great weekend!

    Steve

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  5. Happy Independence Day!

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  6. GREAT POST! Happy Independence Day!

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  7. That Erma Bombeck is the best. We like that one a lot. Hope you Sandee and that Zane have a wonderful 4th. Take care.

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  8. Amen and Amen, to all three.

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  9. Thanks for the quotes. It is always good to be reminded what makes this country great. Happy 4th! Careful of the potato salad!

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  10. Thanks for the quotes. It is always good to be reminded what makes this country great. Happy 4th! Careful of the potato salad!

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  11. Thanks for the quotes. It is always good to be reminded what makes this country great. Happy 4th! Careful of the potato salad!

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  12. Have a wonderful July 4th on the Island, wish I was there :) Big Hugs xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  13. Wonderful quotes! Hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

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  14. Erma always makes me smile, and so do you. Have a great celebration, as I know you both will.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  15. Love the quotes. I always enjoyed Erma Bombeck. Happy 4th

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  16. Wonderful quotes! Have a splendiferous 4th!

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  17. Ha! I love Erma Bombeck. I just saw your marina, those are great pics. I love the floating picnic table!

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  18. Gosh but I miss Erma. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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  19. It's a pity that most of today's youth have no idea what the 4th is all about. Happy Independence Day!

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  20. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! HUGZZZZzz!..xoxox
    Have a patriotic weekend my friend!:)

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  21. Happy 4th of July! God BLess America. sandie

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  22. Happy Fourth of July Sandee! I hope you had a good one.

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  23. Wonderful post Sandee! I hope you have had a great Independence Day!

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  24. Hi Sandee. Beautiful post...all those messages really hit home...in light of everything that is going on in the country today, it is so important to keep those beliefs alive and remind everyone what 4th of July really stands for.

    I hope you and your loved ones had a safe and joyous holiday.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my rose water.

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  25. Hope you had a great 4th of July ... hopefully on your boat too! =)

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  26. Sounds brilliant, Sandee. Right now we are over here where they call the 4th "the day the U.S. traitors rebelled." :-h
    ..

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  27. I actually hadn't heard the Bombeck one before, but I love it. As bad as it gets, we still have a great country. Hope you had a wonderful fourth, and the weather cooperated a bit more for you today. Try to stay cool, I hear it's an oven out there.

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  28. I love Erma Bombeck. Her insight was as sharp as her humor.

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  29. Hope you had a great fourth

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