"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage
Monday, July 01, 2019
Hope You Have A Happy 4th of July!
AND OUR NATION UNDER GOD
FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW:
Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. ...Massachusetts recognized the Fourth of July as an official holiday on July 3, 1781, making it thefirst state to do so.
Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776...the bulk of the other 54 men signed an official engrossed (finalized and in larger print) copy on August 2, with others to follow at a later date. Hancock (boldly) signed his name again on the updated version.
The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies.
The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45.
We'll eat an obscene amount of hot dogs.
We will spend billions of food.
THREE PRESIDENTS HAVE DIED, AND ONE WAS BORN, ON THE FOURTH. You probably know that bothThomas JeffersonandJohn Adamsdied on July 4, 1826—50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. They're not the only presidents to have died on the Fourth, though;James Monroe—the nation’s fifth president—died just a few years later on July 4, 1831.Though the holiday might seem like it has it out for former presidents, there was one future leader born on Independence Day. The country's 30th Commander-in-Chief, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872.
DISCO/YODA MAY THE 4th be with you too!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
This t-shirt was the one he wore in the hospital when he was born!
He would kill me now if he knew I shared this, but one day he might understand.