No, I’m not really back yet, but words from Wally Fry’s post yesterday, got me thinking.  First he talked about having a catchy title for our posts – ones which certainly would stir interest.  Then he mentioned the fact of reposting some of his older pieces during his busy times so he wouldn’t lose his following.

I still need some time off from blogging, but I’ve decided to post some of my older pieces so people don’t think I’m dead. At my age, you have to worry about such things.  As far as catchy titles, I hope you like my choice for this one.

This week is one of celebration for our country, as we honor our independence from tyrannical rule on July 4, 1776.  Flags will be raised, parades held, firework displays will explode to re-announce our freedom.  Do we know what it’s all about?

I decided to read through the actual Declaration of Independence in its entirety.  Most of us are familiar with the preamble – “When in the course of human events …” But the rest of the words aren’t usually read, but they ring true in many ways today.  Our founding fathers were brilliant in their construction of this document.  They presented their case for independence from King George and the British Empire in a very clear way.
The first pieces of evidence against the king:

  • “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.”

Those are only a few of their complaints.  I would advise all Americans to read the rest of this endictment.  Many things those early colonists faced are once again happening in our country.  I’m not suggesting another revolution, but I think it’s important for us to go back and look at our beginnings in order to heal our land.  It might even be a good idea to read through the Declaration of Independence with our children and make a lesson out of it. They will, after all, be leading this great nation some day.

The final statement of this important document says it all.

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. hatrack4 says:

    Thank you for letting us know that you are not dead. Of course, liking my posts let’s me know that, and I thank you.

    As for ‘dead’, I worked around the corner from the proposals manager for about ten years. He had rigged his computer to play an audio file upon turning it on each morning. It was from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “Bring out your dead.” “Here you go!” “But I’m not dead, yet!”

    Can you imagine starting your day with that, every work day for ten years?

    Actually, I would be saying “But I’m not dead yet” far before his audio file got that far.

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  2. Salvageable says:

    Back around the Bicentennial, some research group took selections of the Declaration of Independence door to door asking for signatures. Many American citizens were appalled and offended by what they were asked to sign and accused the petitioners of being unpatriotic and anti-America.
    Also, do you remember the Stan Freberg routine in which Thomas Jefferson asks Ben Franklin to sign the Declaration? Classic humor! J.

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    Wow…that was a catchy title for sure. Great post, too!

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  4. My husband hates the heat, and we have had temps in the triple digits for weeks on end. He likes to wear shorts during the summer. I wish he wouldn’t wear them out in public, but I never knew what to say.

    Now, thanks to this terrific post title, the next time my shorts clad hubby asks “How do I look?” I will have the perfect answer! “REVOLTING MEN IN SHORT PANTS” — Yes! That’s it, exactly! 😀

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  5. SLIMJIM says:

    Man I’m grateful for America’s founding Fathers…

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    • says:

      Me too. They started with a great foundation with God as the cornerstone. Too bad we’ve seen it abused so in the last few decades .

      Liked by 1 person

  6. remember, I told you to make room in that closet for me!!

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