Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bonus Quote du jour

"...will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. ... It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade with shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
-John Adams, on celebrating Independence Day


  1. Most of the parades and fireworks were cancelled yesterday and last night. Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina it was pouring rain all day and night. Been doing that all summer so far. On the bright side, everything is green!

    1. Green sounds lovely. We've been sweltering under triple digit weather for the last week. You could fry an egg on the top of my head!

    2. And did you notice that good Sam said we should solemnize the celebration with our guns... from this Time forward forever more."

      ...but I guess he just meant single shot muskets, right?


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