Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday USA !

Happy Fourth Of July! It`s the weekend of fireworks (not here), picnics, a day at the lake. Yeah, we have a gorgeous lake. We usually get lots of California boaters this weekend.  The bathtub line (that white mark at the water line)  is not as wide now due to snow melt coming out of the mountains and I hear that fishing is getting better.

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. I am the descendent of Pennsylvania patriots who lived in Chester County. Some were working behind the scenes in local Assemblies and churches or were farmers providing food for the soldiers.  I recently read a few of my ancestors wartime biographies. It was fascinating. Millions of dollars of goods confiscated or destroyed by the British Army from farms, stores, even churches. Yes, millions of dollars is accurate.  These folks wrote about how they dealt with Tory,s, the people that supported their King. Spies, treason, it was all documented by everyday normal people. Just fascinating.

Fires are still burning in the eastern and southern parts of our state. It is so dry everywhere. The weeds are brittle. You can buy fireworks but their use is forbidden in most areas. Los Alamos needs our prayers too. I heard East Texas is still burning.

Have a safe weekend,


  1. Prayers to your son & family for recovery!!
    Have a Happy 4th!!

  2. Thank you Marilyn! I hope you have a great weekend too.

  3. So sorry to hear about your son, will pray for them! What lake do you live near, Powell?

  4. We live near Lake Mead, about 10 miles north of us. The water level has risen thanks to snow melt. It was getting hard to launch anything but a canoe.

    Have a great weekend Sue.

  5. Sorry to hear about your son's injury. Stay cool on the 4th! Ciao and cheers to you.

  6. Thank you Nancy. I`m going to be in air conditioning except for a BBQ on Monday. Have a great weekend.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your son's injury Catherine, and I hope all will be well!

    I love your family history ..true patriots! Fireworks are banned here also, except fr official displays. Somehow people seems to find them anyway..sigh.

    happy 4th of July!

  8. Thanks Pat! I hope you have a nice holiday.

  9. I will be praying for God's healing hand on your son. I have also had back surgery and it is amazing what the surgeon's can do. Your family history sounds fascinating!


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