My friend Debbie, a most excellent social studies teacher and all around phenome, sent me this. Did Adams have foresight or what???
"John Adams, one of the signers of the Declaration and later second President, wrote to his wife, "I believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival... it ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..."
And those powerful, powerful words..."We hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal." I get chills every time I read or hear them.
Debbie also reminded me that Adams and Jefferson died on the same day, 50 years to the day of their signing the Declaration of Independence. Amazing!
Happy Fourth to All!!"
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.