Thursday, July 3, 2008

We Have A Winner! And Some 4th of July Trivia

Congratulations to Tiffany for winning Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. You are going to love it Tiffany!

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!


Tiffany said...

Yeah Im the winner!! I have a feeling Im going to love this book!! I think its just what I need right now! Thank you so much!!

Have a happy and blessed 4th!

Judy said...

Happy 4th to you and your family as well! Wish we could be there to join all of you!!! Have fun!

Mishel said...

How fun!!! Yeah Tiff! (Don't know if you know this, but she is my niece!)

Just got caught up here....Tyler is just SO cute!!! I love the pic of him at his baby shower, in the midst of all his gifts.

And what fun that you got to meet all those great bloggers! That's as neat as me meeting Jill Kinmont! : ) (Thanks for your comments re that post!)

Blessings to you!

Truth4thejourney said...

Great post today! I love the trivia and I hope you have a blessed weekend with your family!!

Dawn said...

Sounds like a perfect week-end! I am so glad your far-away daughter got to come home.

Good trivia, too. Congrats to the winner of the book!

WE had a great holiday - and the best fireworks ever.

gail@more than a song said...

How fun that you got to have your whole family home! There's nothing like that!
We had kind of a low key weekend, but I probably needed that after being gone.

Bev said...

Redeeming Love - one of the best books I've ever, ever read. Warning - she wont get much housework or cooking done once she picks it up! I speak from experience....