Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Happy 4th of July!
"The Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America--I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by suceeding 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 Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." (Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776)
(And should be celebrated with, I might add, chile-cheese dogs, beer, and dressing one's Pug dogs up in funny bandanas...)
(p.s. The pic on the right is me at age about 3 with my cousins. What was my mother thinking, matching socks with open sandals???)