Saturday, July 04, 2009
4th of July - Happy Birthday America!
Okay, I had to post Faith's birthday picture last night. She is so cute, we call her "Tigger" because she is always bouncing around. I have this feeling she may think the entire country celebrates her birthday for awhile, and... yes... she looks so much like her mom did at that age... and me... and Mamaw... generations. :)
I was so excited when Faith was born on the 4th of July. It is such a wonderful holiday. The "American Experiment" is, my friends, (or perhaps... was), a miracle. Forget the revisionist teaching of history in our public schools these days.
Study the American Revolution from good books. America is and was a miracle.
There is just no human reason the rag tag army should have won the revolution. The true stories of the revolution are inspirational and wonderful to read. My sister, Jean, doesn't believe in reading biographies or autobiographies. She thinks they are more fiction than those modern novels she reads.
However, as any good homeschool emeritus type person knows... you get a very good idea of a time and place in history when you read multiple authors (as well as the original documents, diaries, and letters). These men and women were far from perfect but through them a country like no other was born... a melting pot from other countries.
We had our family 4th of July celebration yesterday when Christopher stopped by for Mom's cooking and grilling. Thus... the picture of the strawberry rhubarb pie above (strawberries and rhubarb were both on sale!). I made extra potato salad so C. could take some back to where he is living.
What are we doing on the 4th? We're going to a tea party. :)