Happy Independence Day

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It’s almost the 4th of July weekend! It’s a day when we display our American flag extra proudly, viagra have barbaques and spend time with family and friends. In the 1970′s, drugstore while living in my first house, cialis I remember I had a large American flag hanging in my den, behind my sofa. I loved how it gave my room the look of Americana. Today I have a very special one, framed and hanging in my center hall. It’s the first flag my parents bought when they were married in 1940. It has 48 stars.

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Did you know that Independence Day is the formal signing of the Declaration of Independence, but was not declared a legal holiday until 1941. Our dear Betsy Ross has never been confirmed historically as the one that sewed the first American flag.

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Delewareans are very proud of Caesar Rodney, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President of Delaware from December 1777 to November 1781. Like Paul Revere, Rodney is famous for his midnight ride. Rodney’s ride ended at the doorstep of Independence Hall where he cast the decisive Delaware vote for Independence. On June 30th, a motion for independance had been put forward with 9 colonies voting for it, 2 voting against, New York abstaining while the Delaware delegates split their vote. Delaware delegates Thomas McKean was in favor, while George Read voted against. Rodney was also a delegate but was away from Congress because of his role as Brigadier General in the Delaware militia. Word got to Rodney that his vote for independence was desperately needed. All night he rode by horseback, 80 miles through a thunderstorm. He arrived in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall just in time to cast the decisive vote.

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John Adams didn’t seem to be the best looking man on the planet, but he described Caesar Rodney as “..the oddest looking man in the world; he is tall, thin and slender as a reed, pale; his face is not bigger than a large apple, yet there is sense and fire, spirit, wit and humor in this countenance.” Large apple? LOL

So we’ll be going to Rehoboth this week. Friday is our 47th wedding anniversary. Where did those years go!

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The little “firecracker” print dress and red shoes will be for sale in Carole’s Country Store.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July.
HAPPY DAY
Carole

5 Responses to “Happy Independence Day”

  1. gayle tweed Says:

    Carole–Thanks for visiting my blog—and congratulations on the sale of the dear house. You have worked very hard to bring this about.
    Your photo of the red shoes and flag should be a greeting card!!!! or maybe it is…

    Happy fourth!!! We will be celebrating at Neskowin on the Oregon coast–we are a continent apart…

    Gayle.

  2. Christe' Says:

    dear Carole,

    the little red shoes are indeed precious & what a treasure to have your parent’s first flag. It’s wonderful.

    you always take the most splendid photos.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog~

    I wish you a very Happy 4th of July.

    We’re having our little town parade, riding in Great Grandpa’s little old red truck decked out with flags and filled with little E’s.
    This 4th of July will be even more special as we’ll have our new little grand daughter visiting Grandma & Grandpa,too, along with all our family.

    Say hello to the Atlantic for me!
    love,Christe’

  3. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    Thank you for sharing about Caesar Rodney. I loved learning a little about him…very interesting! Your parent’s flag is truly a piece of Americana!
    Happy Anniversary!

    Suzanne

  4. Carole Says:

    Thank you Gayle, Christe’ and Suzanne for your comments. I am always happy to hear from all three of you and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Hope to hear from all of you again soon.
    Carole

  5. Carole Says:

    Hi Carole,
    Sorry it’s been so long since my last visit. I need to catch up. Thank you for the history lesson. I always loved history iclass in school.
    Happy 4th!!!!
    Carole

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