Sunday, July 3, 2016

Remembering the Reason

It is not about the fireworks, barbecued hot dogs, family gatherings, or parades. Let us remember that first July 4 and what our patriot forefathers embarked upon.

We often watch our DVD of the musical 1776 which we saw live at Independence Hall in Philly back in 1976.

Start a new book on American history:

Read Nathaniel Philbrick's Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition to learn what you never knew about the American Revolution.

Or David McCullough's 1776 which I read before I was reviewing books.

Find more Revolutionary War books at

To learn more about how our government was honed over time read Madison's Gift: Five Friendships that Built America

For a fictional look behind the scenes try a novel like The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard.

You can also have fun researching the Revolution in other ways.

Check out your ancestry. You may have a Revolutionary hero in the family! My husband did:

Collect textiles that celebrate American history, including handkerchiefs, linens and quilts.

Learn about Patriotic quilts.

And--yes--enjoy those hot dogs, fireworks, and family gatherings! Best wishes for a joyous and safe July 4 celebration.

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