Happy Independence Day!


DSCN3090 Very rarely to you ever see Lyric not happy and she has always been this way.  She loves everything about life and says she would really like to stay a kid forever.


Cokie wasn't in the mood to have her picture taken.



Really Cokie?



We ran into my sister's girls, Avery, Lacey and Laine (the 3 on the right) at church last Sunday in their 4thish clothes.



Reading was not part of their plan today.
This is going back 4 years.
And since I'm going back and this is the 4th I had to put this FAMOUS front door on here!
Guess whose door it is.

I think this was the side of the house.
In side the house.
This was looking out the front and you can see it was a narrow road probably like back then.
Going up stairs.

The Pierce-Hichborn House (circa 1711) is an early Georgian house located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts. It is immediately adjacent to the Paul Revere House and is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association. An admission fee is charged.
The Pierce-Hichborn House is three stories tall, faced in common-bond brickwork with decorative belt courses and large sash windows. Its narrow side elevation faces the street, with its main facade opening onto a compact private passageway. Inside it is laid out on each floor as a narrow central hallway and stairway with a single heated room to either side. Framing is oak and the trim is pine, including fireplace mantels. Originally each room had two front-facing windows and two side windows although later extensions to the side of the house farthest from the street eliminated those side windows. The house is not rectangular and its street-side corner is very sharp to take full advantage of the small urban lot.
This was awesome too!!
Old North Church (officially, Christ Church in the City of Boston), at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775, which preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution.
This was in that area. I loved every minute of Boston!!!
How cool is this road-except for the cigarette butt. Gross!
These are very scary times for America.

And President Reagan reminded us, "No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. told us, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

As the great anthropologist, Margaret Mead reminded us, "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

All of us need to reflect on the words of President John F. Kennedy, when he asked in his Inaugural address, "Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country."

President Clinton reminded us in his Inaugural address "that there is nothing so wrong with America that cannot be fixed by what is right about America."

“The Bible tells us that God has a standard for men and nations and that His standard must be met. It is right and proper to honor our country, to rejoice in her liberties and to sing her praise. But this can be abused when we make it a substitute for God. We honor America but we do not worship her.

We have raised our hands and our voices in protest over many issues and causes during the past few years—why not raise them now to God.

Billy Graham