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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4 July 17 - 0751 EDT - Our 241st Independence Day.

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"Where would we be today if Queen Elizabeth II would be the ruler of our land?"

Forrest Caricofe

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

**Yesterday. After publishing my blog of the day and a video, I drove to Walmart in 

Wooster to purchase some things for the house. After those purchases were made I went 

back into the garden center for a bag of Scott's Commercial Grass Seed for about $40.

Right beside it was a bag of weed control on sale for about $30. It said right on the front of

the bag that it would kill most major weeds including crab grass. Crab grass is another 

name for wire grass which I didn't know until I looked it up on the internet just now. 

Other names for wire grass are:

Crop grass and crow's foot (Eleusine Indica).

www.dictionary.com/browse/wire-grass.

If this bag of weed control works, it will certainly save a lot of time and effort for me in 

attempting to rid the lawn of that dreaded wire grass. I also bought 4 scrubs that were on

clearance for $5 each, but when I got to the checkout counter, the cashier with a sore 

back, said the scrubs had been further marked down to $1. It has been a good day at 

Walmart for me.

**Today. The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 83° and 62° with 

partly cloudy skies with no rain until Thursday. I'll need to plant those 4 scrubs I 

purchased yesterday, weed the flower beds, maybe replant some plants and water the 

flower beds. 

I have 9 postcards picked out which I need to write on, place in envelopes, place a world 

stamp on and mail as a member of postcrossing.com. I'm going to try and fix the scanner

again so that I can scan the picture postcards and upload to several social media sites. If 

I can't do it, I'll take the postcards to Pack and Ship in Orrville for scanning. 


I HAVE SOMETHING ON MY MIND

**Independence Day. Our celebration day.

Independence Day (United States)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal 

holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of 

Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the 

thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of 

America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to 

declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, 

fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and 

ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, 

government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of 

the United States...."

'The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. 

The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, 

becoming the United States of America. In alliance with France and others it defeated the 

British in the American Revolutionary War. ..... At the end of the war, both sides released 

their surviving prisoners."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The American Revolutionary War came to an end in 1783 when a peace treaty was signed 

in Paris, France. In the Treaty of Paris, the British King, George III accepted the 

independence of the colonies and recognized the newly-created nation as the United States 

of America.

The treaty also gave all the land Britain said it owned which was west of the Appalachians 

as far as the Mississippi River to the new country. This land would eventually become part 

of the US, and lead to the creation of 35 new states (some of which later rebelled as part of 

the Confederate States of America) that now make up the contiguous United States. Many 

Loyalists fled to Canada."

If you want to thank someone for your freedoms, thank the 25,000 American soldiers who 

were killed or who fought and lived and the 13,500 French and 8,000 Spanish who fought 

beside them.

From: http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/july-4th-quotes/

*"I believe the essence of the Independence Day is missing. We celebrate it like any other 

holiday, which is wrong. We must celebrate our independence everyday, not just on one 

day of the year."    

Arin Paul

*"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

*"Freedom is never given; it is won."

A. Philip Randolph

*"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in 

freedom."

Albert Einstein

*"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

Elmer Davis

And the following pretty much says it all:

*"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you 

can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for 

you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."    

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961.


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