Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fourth of July Weekend

We made our annual trip to Linton for the 4th of July.  There is always a big parade and fireworks and food and a birthday to celebrate too. 

First though, on Sunday, we did something new.  Cameron read the Declaration of Independence at breakfast.  Now some of you may be yawning right now, but Cameron did a great job of reading it with enthusiasm and adding in quite a bit of his own ranting and raving on our current political farce!  It was fun and interesting and well received.  Too bad I didn't take a picture of the ranting and raving! :)  Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new tradition.  Maybe if more people knew what it said, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in.


  1. Hey - we recited it on the 4th, too! :) We've only done it for the last 3 years or so - but you're right it's pretty to the point. There have been a few times that one of the kids (usually Luke) will make a comment about our current political pot in light of the Declaration. We especially like:
    "that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends,(life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to instigate new laws, laying their foundations on such principles and organizing their powers in such forms as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

    Here here!

  2. actually, I remember now that "instigate" should have been "institute new laws" ---oops, it's late