I WAS THINKING…
about the 4th of July. Isn’t it great? It doesn’t matter the age, religion or nationality, the 4th of July is special for everyone. And who doesn’t love a parade, concerts in the park, outdoor cooking and of course the fireworks.
REVIEWING 4th OF JULY HISTORY
(Taken from Old Farmer’s Almanac)
This holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by delegates from the 13 colonies. It was written by Thomas Jefferson, but Benjamin Franklin and John Adams helped to make changes.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson became presidents and both died July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the declaration.
On July 4, 1884, the Statue of Liberty was formally presented to the United States by the people of France.
HOW TO CHOOSE A WATERMELLON
The stem where picked should be brown, if green means not ripe when picked.
There should be a large yellow spot (not white) on melon.
Press to make sure it’s more soft than hard.
It should have a hallow sound when you tap it.
HOW TO CUT WATERMELLON FOR CUBE PIECES
Cut off both ends.
Stand on one end.
Cut off rind by cutting down from top to bottom. Should look like a red football when all the rind is removed.
Cut in half and so on to cut into cubes.
THIS I’VE LEARNED
(We can learn for animals)
Animals live in nature, beyond the rules of evil and good. They don’t suffer from shame or regret, nor curse their failures. They don’t harbor evil toward one another. They trust their inner sense how to live. They are blessed and so are we. Think about it!
(Taken from Fr. Hampsch’s book UPLIFTS)
True character is good behavior when no one is looking.
Happiness is not doing what you like, but liking what you do.
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