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PostSubject: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:02 am



http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th

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Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

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Good morning everybody. What is everyone up to this weekend? How did or are you celebrating our nation's birthday? I consumed a whole lot of burgers and dogs myself, hung out with family. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:03 am

Good morning, and Happy 4th!
B-Man and i are staying home, as usual......going to do some grilling this evening and have a homemade brown sugar pound cake waiting for a last minute warm caramel drizzle and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:17 am

Good morning Joy and Puf!
This is the perfect weather for this holiday, hot and humid with no rain is just perfect to make everyone look
for a cooler place to be. I wish I were floating down Shoals creek, but my job is to provide that cooler place
everyone is looking for. I have two emergency calls to do today, maybe there won't be any more and I can find
that cool place to be?
Have a good day everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:21 am

Good morning, Gus, and thank you for making sure my place is a "cooler place to be" Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:52 am

Happy Fourth of July friends. I'll say it again, thank goodness for ac repairmen.
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:05 am

Thanks, gus...I do appreciate my AC. I work today, too. I feel very fortunate that my workplace has AC as well. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:08 am

A/C is a good thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:21 am

The person who first invented it needs the Nobel Peace Prize.
People are much more calm and happy when they are chillin. Giggle
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:42 am

Willis Carrier....the father of cool Clap (elect. AC)
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:38 pm

I was just on FB. There are a lot of unhappy dogs out there tonight. One just left my lap. Can you imagine how loud these fireworks sound to them?

Hmmm, poor leo!
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:41 pm

Oh, my "adopted nephew" just came in and said he's placing 40 sparklers in a toilet paper tube to make a "sparkler bomb." He tried to use the pill crusher to crush the sparklers up...he's sick. OK, now he's talking about PVC pipe and...I better shut up. The police may be monitoring this frequency...
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PostSubject: Re: Independence Day!   Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:10 am

Firenze wrote:
I was just on FB. There are a lot of unhappy dogs out there tonight. One just left my lap. Can you imagine how loud these fireworks sound to them?

Hmmm, poor leo!

My poor little dog hates it. She's been stressed for days.
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