This little patriotic bear I created was featured in Texas Monthly Magazine a few years back!
Patriotic Patrick was featured in Teddy Bear Review Magazine some years back for their 4th of July celebration in the July issue!
The Fourth of July is a celebration of independence, more than just hot dogs and fireworks, or a day off from work.
I remember my son telling me when he came home from college, not grade school! about a student who said in his American history class, "Oh, wow, the Declaration of Independence was signed on the Fourth of July holiday!" Uhm, no, not exactly. :) The Declaration of Independence was signed on the 2nd of July, but final approval was on the 4th, and of course the celebration followed and eventually became a national holiday. So the history professor patiently explained that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on a holiday. It was the reason for the holiday. :)
But did you know that two of the founding fathers of the United States, and the only two men who actually signed the Declaration of Independence who became presidents of the United States, died on Jul 4, exactly 50 years later? They had been friends and adversaries and died within hours of each other. There's a really good movie called John Adams, that is excellent in its showcasing some of our first history through John Adams's life.
Thanks to all those who served to make our Independence Day a reality, and to those who served in the Armed Forces after that and who are now serving or soon will be.
Hopefully, everyone will have a terrific and safe holiday!!! It's the last big holiday before school starts in the fall. Will you be having a big celebration? Or staying at home and enjoying the time off? Or working still???
I actually am working! But I plan to have fun writing on Dreaming of the Wolf and working on guest blogs for August's release of Seduced by the Wolf, and anything else I can get myself into--a movie--lunch out, and more writing!!!
And that is my pursuit of happiness!
Oh, and this just in: My VERY FIRST review of SEDUCED BY THE WOLF, and woohoo--thanks to Crystal of CKs Kwips and Kritiques!!! She made my WHOLE 4th of July the greatest!!!
To everyone, whether you celebrate it or not, here's wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!
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