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Sunday, July 04, 2010


late again
for the family picnic
Independence Day


Blogger Devika said...

A happy one, still :)

Happy Independence Day, Bill to you and family :)


5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonne fête aux USA.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Deeper meaning for an Independence? (Sounds familiar.)

11:43 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Independence Day, July 4, celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence (1776), in which the colonies declared their independence from England. It is sometimes called America's birthday.

By the way, in response to a recent survey, 26% of Americans couldn't say what or whom America declared independence from.

Thanks, Devika, Marcel, and Tikkis.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Great one, Bill. We are always late for family functions, so I can relate. :)

As a Social Studies teacher, I can say without hesitation that that percentage is likely to grow in the coming years. It's so sad how little history today's children know. I'm doing my best to instill what little I can in the nine months I have them!!!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

A belated happy 4th. But...WHY are you late again?


8:27 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

well done Bill

12:42 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Bill: After visiting Marcel Peltier's blog I wrote a Liberté-senryuu:

The toast
ready to be eaten.

--Marcel got a nice text from Sartre:

You are free,
that is to say,invent.

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Congratulations (somewhat late, sorry ! ) for your independence, Bill !;-)

7:41 AM  

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