I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July holiday. My girl from the East is flying home for a few days and we can't wait to see her. We all know she is really coming to snuggle with the little man - but we hope to snuggle with her a bit too! All four of my girls, my sons-in-law, my grandbaby - WOW! It is going to be a fantastic weekend. We have all kinds of good food planned, fireworks, jet-skiing and just good old fashioned sitting around and spending time with each other. It doesn't get any better than that!
Just a bit of 4th of July trivia I've heard lately. Did you know the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2?
Did you know that the song God Bless America was written by a young Jewish immigrant from Siberia - Irving Berlin?
And did you know that he was so impressed that God gave him the song that he refused to take any money for it. He donated all the royalties from this song go to the Boy Scouts of America.
Did you know that originally our founding fathers penned the words at the end of the Declaration of Independence to say Americans have the right to "life, liberty, and property". But they realized that some people might take that to mean that since slaves were "property" that they could claim owning slaves as a constitutional right. So they changed it to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". These were some smart guys.
Happy 4th everybody!