Entries Categorized as 'holidays'
July 4, 2011
“Independence forever!” is the toast that John Adams, our second president, gave on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Coincidentally and maybe fittingly, that was also the day he died at the age of 91.
John and Abigail Adams
I so love John and Abigail Adams! The letters they exchanged during the days of the [...]
May 30, 2011
MEMORIAL DAY 2011
solemn. poignant. somehow fitting.
the irish brigade memorial at gettysburg
an excerpt from the Gettysburg Address:
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they [...]
January 1, 2011
Feeling a wee bit down this New Year’s Day? Not liking your life circumstances very much these days? Well maybe this little girl’s daily affirmation in front of the bathroom mirror is exactly what you need to add to your daily routine. At the very least, it will make you smile!
Jessica’s Daily [...]
December 27, 2010
Barack Obama wants to extend his and Michelle’s warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Really? Kwanzaa? A fake holiday created by a lunatic’s blend of 60’s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism? Well, in hindsight, I suppose it makes perfect sense!
Do you know the [...]
December 24, 2010
At my house, we love lots of bright Christmas lights, a beautifully decorated tree with cherished ornaments collected over the years, and stockings hung by the chimney with care. We love Christmas movies, Christmas cookies, and Christmas carols. We believe giving is great and receiving is fun too. We love Santa but [...]
December 23, 2010
Hark! This is an amazing story of incredible great giving by ‘The Bloggess’ - Jenny Lawson - and her blog readers to make sure that Christmas ‘came’ for those in need.
December 20, 2010
I guess the need to be invited to all the DC Vichy parties is greater then I thought. This from Newsbusters:
Totenberg’s bashfulness came as she explained how the failure of Congress to pass an annual budget has left federal workers in limbo:
“Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don’t know how much money they’ve [...]
November 11, 2010
Today, we honor America’s veterans, young and old, who enable us to experience life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness as our founders intended. We remember acts of uncommon bravery and selflessness. We remember families who waited for them to come back home. Find a veteran today, and thank them.
Best. ‘Thank You Vets!’. [...]
October 29, 2010
You know things are really going bad for Obama when late night comic Jimmy Kimmel gets away with this:
April 2, 2010
it’s easter weekend and even though some have said we aren’t a christian nation anymore, i want to wish you all a very happy easter. this is a sticky post that i will be adding to throughout the weekend. other recent posts are below this one.
good friday — a most solumn day in [...]