Happy 4th of July! I think one of the coolest things about living in New York City is the close proximity of everything you’ve ever learned about in early American history. For example: Ann heard about a great flea market in Lambertville about a 1.5 hour drive from NYC, so one weekend we rented a … Continue reading Crossing the Delaware
On this day a long time ago (241 years to be exact) the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence of the Thirteen Colonies from the Kingdom of Britain. The vote passed unanimously and two days later the Declaration of Independence was approved. In an effort to find something humorous to post today honoring our … Continue reading Independence For All Sunday Comics
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought … Continue reading July 4, 1776
We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts about my Fabulous Not Forty Birthday trips to wish Texans everywhere a Happy Independence Day! On this day in 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The Texas Declaration was written in less than a day during (although not at) the battle of The Alamo, drew a lot of influence from the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Texas!
A few days ago there was a spectacular storm that swept through New York City. Naturally, social media of every shape and form was quickly filled with stunning pictures, like the one below. If you’d like to see more of this storm, click on the photo and you’ll get to see a lot of amazing photos. But this one–this … Continue reading Independence.