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Humbling History

Most people who know me are aware that I love American history. Abe Lincoln, Ben Franklin and George Washington are three of my favorite historic figures. 232 more words


ON THIS DAY: July 26, 2016

July 26 is

One Voice Day

All or Nothing Day

Aunt and Uncle’s Day

Disability Independence Day

World Festivals and National Holidays

Canada – Montréal: Festival Haïti en Folie… 180 more words


This day in history....first Postmaster General

 On this day in 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General., making the office (in one form or another) older than both the U. S. 28 more words

This Day In History

Word(s) Count: Revolutionary-Style

If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter, you might know I recently spent some time in Philadelphia. My first day there, while waiting for my cousin (of… 694 more words



Today is Saturday, July 23.

Quote of the Day

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin… 692 more words


Where Is Their Statue?

There was once a young musician whose concert received very harsh reviews from the music critics. The great composer Jean Sibelius patted him on the back and consoled him by saying,”Remember, son, there is no city in the world where they have erected a statue to a critic.” 155 more words

Christian Living

Stand Aside Yorktown - It Really Ended In 1783

One our “Ideals of Independence” is that the Revolutionary War ended when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Right? Well, kind of, sort of.

Technically, the war ended two years after Yorktown when the Treaty of Paris was signed. 595 more words

American War For Independence