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Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July ~ Porch Party ~ Barbecued Spareribs Day

Good sunny 49ยบ morning.
Happy 4th of July!!!
God Bless America! God Bless our Military and their families!
God Bless all of you ♥ my family and friends!!!
...and my Maggie is patriotic today too....
There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The Aphelion (  ), the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.
Historically this date....
1826Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
1831Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, 'Tis of Thee for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
1886 – The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
1939Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
1946 – After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
2009 – The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
And births this date include....
1816Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
Maker of wonderful flavored brandy and schnapps....
Kristen works at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School!
1882Louis B. Mayer, American film producer (d. 1957)
1883Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (d. 1970)
1902 – George Murphy, American entertainer (d. 1992)
Dancer, actor, Republican Senator
1918Ann Landers, American advice columnist (d. 2002)
1918 – Abigail Van Buren, American advice columnist
1924Eva Marie Saint, American actress
1927Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
1927 – Neil Simon, American playwright
1929Al Davis, American businessman
1930 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
1931Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (d. 1977)
1943 – Emerson Boozer, American football player
Poor man! What a horrible name to be stuck with!
Then to top it off he went to "Lucy Laney High School" in Augusta Georgia! Now, Lucy Laney was the daughter of a freed slave. My grandparents had slaves, who later became free, and most took the family name of Laney, and a lot of them stayed on the farm and worked for my grandparents. Interesting.
The 'porch party' yesterday for PJ's birthday was great. I told her I was glad she had a birthday so we had an excuse to par-tay! 14 of us stuck out the heat and enjoyed some awesome food
... PJ/Dave, Deb/Tom, PatC/Tim, Barb, Dee/Dale, Joe, Candy/Bob, Mike (PJ's sister), Baron (Bob/Candy's Brittany), Maggie and Harley.... We were missing Joann (in CA visiting her daughter), Jeannie/Bill (fixing AC on motorhome and leaving town today), Pam (working), Frank/Cindy (unk excuse!!!)
All I know. Nuff said. HAPPY 4th of JULY! I will be watching The Capitol 4th, Macy's Fireworks, and the Boston Pops.
July 4th
National Barbecued Spareribs Day