Long ago, a wise leader spoke these words as the Continental Congress adopted the first draft of a courageous document, the Declaration of Independence.
“I am apt to believe that it (Independence Day) will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival…It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, and sports, guns, bells, bonfires, illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.”
— John Adams, in a letter to his wife, Abigail
Amigo and I are home today. Our plan:
Watch Brewers Baseball in the morning (games and sports)
Patriotic Sing along at noon (shows, bells)
Grill burgers for supper (bonfires, perhaps?)
In general, relax.
Have a great holiday!
Top row: Chuck, Daisy
Front: Amigo, La Petite
Photo, of course, by La Petite.
Photo by La Petite originally posted in July of 2009 – worth a repeat