Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Eleven Score and Sixteen Years Ago -- Happy Birthday, America!

Eleven score and sixteen years ago our forefathers brought forth a new's our Nation's BIRTHDAY!!

What a magnificent work that Thomas Jefferson penned ... see the text here.

And the Trumbull painting of the presentation of the Declaration to the Continental Congress...

Thank you, gentlemen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Freedom and liberty are so precious. May our leaders be wise enough to preserve it, and may our citizens be brave enough to defend it.

For the Seaver folks in Chula Vista, today will be a day of rest. Randy will fly home from visiting his daughter and grandsons in Santa Cruz, Linda will pick him up at the airport after lunch with friends, and we will go to church for a picnic with friends after 4 p.m., capped by the fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. over the Country Club grounds - less than a quarter mile away. Big booms.

On the genealogy front, I will read a bit, not work on a presentation, and not do anything to add to my genealogy database.  The fun begins on Thursday, because I still have two new presentations to complete for 14 July and to prepare for my OASIS class on Monday


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

And thanks to you, Randy, for all you do. It is a real pleasure to be a regular follower of your posts! Happy 4th! ;-)

Sharon said...

So glad you had an enjoyable 4th of July. This was the first year in a very long time, that I did not hear fireworks near my home into the wee hours....people actually heeding the city's request to not do fireworks due to Montana's very dry landand fire weary crews.

I was watching the first 2 parts of the HBO series John Adams prior to this holiday, and can commend it for a wonderful perspective for our current national issues. Our leaders have always been in conflict, had huge burdens and decisions weighing on them -- always a great reminder to continually uphold them all in prayer. Blessings on your presentation preparation.