And, what a week ahead of me I have! Yes – I’m supposed to be taking a summer sabbatical – but that means time off to re-group, re-new – and RE-ORGANIZE! To that end . . . the basement – and, a great deal of sorting and purging and preparation for a “maybe/maybe-not” yard sale this Saturday depending on how much I actually accomplish this week. So to prepare a red, white, and blue teatime on top of my “to do”list is simply not going to happen. So – I share a repeat of a repast I posted in my first few months of blogging which will be quite new to most of you. A favorite tea that I remember fondly – just me, John Adams, Paul Revere, and Uncle Sam.
And – my tea ladies . . . of course. PLUS – a sneak peek at our swap group’s vintage patriotic banner project which should be completed soon for an upcoming post! Here’s a special effect photo of one of my contributions:
The four I have so far are strung up and already grace my mantle – making all my patriotic splendor in the dining room really POP like a firecracker!
And . . . speaking of “firecrackers” – when it comes to our Founding Fathers, no one quite surpasses John Adams – one of the most brilliant minds America has ever produced. At his doorstep – as with many other notables of his generation – is laid the laurels for their vision, drive, and sacrifice in the founding of our nation. I love this particular quote of his as it seems almost prophetic in nature, describing the traditional Fourth of July holiday celebrations:
“It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triyumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”