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I am a Dad to two beautiful girls and a husband to a very gorgeous wife. I am very proud of my family and the way they give me so much support. I guess I do not need to win the lottery, I have already won.

Friday, July 3, 2015

JULY 3RD

Well here it is again the day before the 4th of July. You sit here and all the commercials are about how you can save money on the very special day. I think we forgot about what it is really for. It is about the day some very great men got together and besides all there differences they signed a very important piece of paper that made us free.


It was a day that we all forget about and we are just glad we got the day off from work. We get to go watch fireworks and just enjoy ourselves. The day they signed this piece of paper I bet there was a lot more going on besides the signing of this paper.

This was taken from Wikipedia.

"Fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia signed the United States Declaration of Independence, a statement announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire. Although the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776, the date of its signing has been disputed. Most historians have concluded that it was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed."

It does not really matter when it was signed but here you had 56 people all coming together to agree on the same thing. We cannot get that today with a room full of Senators or Congressman. That is because they are all out for there own agenda and not really looking out for the people. I want to say thank you to the 56 who put all things aside just so we can be free.

Here are the names.
1. John Hancock (Massachusetts)
            9. Stephen Hopkins
            10. William Ellery
            11. Roger Sherman
            15. William Floyd


49. John Penn

Thank you gentlemen.
22. John Hart
24. Robert Morris

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I TURNED 50

It has been over a month now that I turned 50. My wife did ask me if I wanted a party and I just was not sure. I was out cutting grass and decided to have a reunion of friends instead of a party. I invited friend that I do not see that often or have not seen in a long time. It was great and we had a great time. Then right after that things got real busy and you do not think about it much.

Well it seems like this last week I started thinking about it and you start wondering about things. I remember when I turned 40 and my eyesight started going. I went to the eye doctor and he asked if I ever wore glasses, I told him no and he said you will now and you will have bifocals. From no glasses to bifocals, all in one visit.

A week after turning 50 I did receive my AARP card and of course you cannot use it until you pay for the membership for it, LOL. Age does not seem to bother me but this one got me thinking. I started thinking about retirement even though I still have a long way to go to get there. The way time is going by so fast it will be here before you know it.

I guess 50 is just another number and life still goes on whether your 50 or not and you got to just keep moving forward. Well with that said I guess I just look forward to 60 next. I remember when I was younger I would always say 30 was old or 40 was old until I got there and then I would push it up ten years and say that age is old. The way I feel right now I am doing great especially when you have a great family supporting you. Have a great day..
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