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The Poker Game of 1776

Song for this post. Kinky Friedman: Sold American

July 3, 1776. A tavern across the street from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John Adams couldn’t bluff at poker if his life depended on it. 1,158 more words


A Pin Cushion, A Betsy Ross Book & Good News for Anglophiles

Hello again dear reader. I’m still here, I just haven’t been making things lately. But as it’s still the 4th of July I thought I’d share this little hand sewn pin cushion from May. 325 more words

Kid Stuff

Party Like It's 1776

Happy Independence Day!  And what better place to spend it than at the birthplace of the original Stars and Stripes: Betsy Ross’ House in Philadelphia, PA.   138 more words

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4th, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Adams was 90, and Jefferson, 82. 811 more words

The Stars and Stripes – Evolving Over Time

In honor of the Yankee Independence Day, let’s look at the evolution of the American flag. I even have a flag-inspired recipe to share!

The first American flag is said to have been stitched by Betsy Ross in 1776-1777. 214 more words


Personal Independence: Rights and Responsibilities of Doing It “My Nowm Self”

Personal Independence: Rights and Responsibilities of Doing It “My Nowm Self”

by Cathleen Elise Rossiter

A few years ago, when I was three years old, my mother and I found ourselves in the middle of a valuable teaching and learning moment that would stay with me to this very moment. 461 more words

Art Life Connection

Happy Independence Day

In observance of our nation’s birthday, we wish everyone a happy 4th of July.

In honor of the holiday, we’d like to share some history about the American flag with you from… 470 more words