Friday, July 3, 2009


In my efforts to blog more often, I thought I would take this
opportunity to wish my few blog followers a happy Independence Day.
Now, I'm no history buff. (Stop laughing DAVE!)
In my defense, all my history classes fell right after lunch.
So, I blame the faculty for even scheduling it this time of day.
I mean, they are just setting us social butterflies up to fail!
Since I'm a clairvoyant, (see my ever-so-accurate test results on FB),
I must have known back then I wouldn't even need to
learn my history facts because I could just look them up on the interwebz
as needed.

Here is something I DIDN'T know that I thought I would share:
Most delegates actually signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776.
In a remarkable series of coincidences, both John Adams and
Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United States
and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence
to become president, died on the same day: July 4, 1826,
which was the United States' 50th anniversary.
President James Monroe died exactly five years later, on July 4, 1831,
but he was not a signatory to the Declaration of Independence.
Now go do something patriotic.
I'm gonna go play Yankee Doodle on the flute.
and maybe watch some fireworks.

and be thankful for our independence.

P.S. Why does Utah insist on celebrating on the 3rd anyway???