Happy Birthday to the USA today. It’s interesting to me that Canada Day and Independance Day here in the USA are in the same week. Then, on July 14, is Bastille Day in France. Lots of independence in the air over the years in the sultry month of July. I wonder why that is. I’m always looking for connections and this is an interesting one, to me.
I’ve often wondered if the rebels in 1776 would’ve been as blood thirsty for a king’s head as the French were if the colonists here could’ve gotten their hands on George. I like to think not but man’s inhumanity to man has never ceased to amaze me.
I love the British Isles. I’ve long been a fan of the culture and architecture and lifestyle, but I also love my country. My family came to North America from Great Britain in 1690 and were very involved in the Revolutionary War. My ancestor was with Washington’s Army at Valley Forge and almost froze to death. He was on sick leave for part of the time and didn’t get his wages because he couldn’t march. I, for one, am grateful that he survived since I wouldn’t be here if he hadn’t since his children were all born after the war. If he didn’t survive, all that begatting wouldn’t have happened and I wouldn’t be writing this blog post and boring y’all to death. LOL!
Hope all the Americans who pop by here have a great holiday and to my British friends, thanks for being such cool people with amazing customs and friendship for your former colonies! AND don’t let anyone tread on your freedoms.