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.

http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2014/05/when-yankees-realized-they-had-declared.html

http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2016/05/valiant-ambition-by-nathaniel-philbrick.html





Or David McCullough's 1776 which I read before I was reviewing books.
http://books.simonandschuster.com/1776/David-McCullough/9780743226721

Find more Revolutionary War books at
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/revolutionary-war







To learn more about how our government was honed over time read Madison's Gift: Five Friendships that Built America
http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2015/02/madisons-gift-five-partnerships-that.html










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

http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2015/04/meanwhile-back-in-braintree.html







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:
http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2015/11/william-nelson-revolutionary-war-soldier.html

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

http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2012/07/independence-day.html


Learn about Patriotic quilts.

http://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2016/02/quilts-presidential-and-patriotic-by.html

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