Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Forms, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
- Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."
-William Faulkner

More pictures from the holiday so far... (click to enlarge)
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Despite all this fun, I did manage to knit a few rounds on a hat while waiting for a concert to start last night - the concert was The Charlie Daniels Band. We didn't stay long because of the political commentary between songs, and instead we headed to the other park for an extra helping of fireworks:
watermelon hat in progress
If you are celebrating today... have a great holiday!

4 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Gina said...

Happy 4th! It looks as if you've had a wonderful weekend.

Wool Winder said...

Missed a few days reading your blog. Love the blanket! And I can see you are having fun on the 4th...even enjoying a little watermelon.

Debby said...

Love the photos -- very cool fireworks! Looks like you had a great weekend. Sorry you had to leave the concert...I wish folks would leave politics out of their singing and let us just enjoy their music.

kristinknits said...

i love the sparkler photos! happy 4th to you.

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