Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day in Vermont

A View of the Declaration of Independence

Yesterday, in our homeschool, I read the Declaration of Independence. It was heartbreaking, sad and amazing.   As I read, I explained brief sections, difficult vocabulary words and phrases, making it come alive for my student.     We were both amazed at what happened in our country.  We are both grateful for the freedom in America and the fact that our country was built on a strong Biblical foundation.

Today, I will read about some of the signers.  I am using "For You They Signed," by Marilyn Boyer.  We will continue to study it for many months.  There is enough inspiration in this book to last an entire year.

Today, we will celebrate and remember.  I will bake a lemon cake and decorate it with cool whip, strawberries and blueberries.  We will have corn on the cob and watermelon. 

Some of my children will attend a parade, here in rural Vermont.    There will be fireworks in town later tonight.    We will have a few visitors throughout the day.  We will use the opportunity to discuss the founding fathers of this country and the sacrifices they made.  It will strengthen our own courage, and our faith.

Right now, I am missing my home state of Massachusetts. One of my children was born in Boston and we are so proud! (smiles)  There is so much history in that great city!   The parade in my hometown is the most incredible, patriotic event I have ever attended.  I miss it dearly!   To soothe some of my homesickness, I will watch  "Boston Pops" on television.  When I was a teenager, I took the subway into the city of Boston, with some relatives, and we saw the entire live performance.  It brought tears to my eyes. Tears of pride and gratefulness.

May this special day be full of meaning for you and your family. 

Mrs. White

From the Archives -

Calling the Children to Supper - Mother's Dinner Bell.

Those Were the Days - When Television Was Special.

Fighting off Feminism - The Old Time Housewife.


Deanna said...

Hello Mrs. White. Have a wonderful 4th of July and God Bless our fine country.