Thanksgiving – Proclamation 2014

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Presidential Proclamation — Thanksgiving Day, 2014 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Thanksgiving Day invites us to reflect on the blessings we enjoy and the freedoms we cherish.  As we gather with family and friends to take part in this […]

Thanksgiving – The Pilgrims

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Faith, Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Harvest festival observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth   The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1899). The painting shows common misconceptions about the event that persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great […]

Thanksgiving – Washington’s Proclamation

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses […]

Thanksgiving – Lincoln’s Proclamation

Posted by Liz on November 27, 2014 in Fall, History, Holiday, National, November |

Proclamation of Thanksgiving [1] October 20, 1864 By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with his guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad, and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, […]

This year I almost forgot…

Posted by Liz on September 11, 2014 in History, Interest, National |

I knew it would come eventually – for nearly all of us. In the paths of our daily lives, through the comings and goings of the distractions that take our minds from other things, we nearly forget. Lord, keep me from becoming one of those people who wake up one morning and think, “That date […]

Fire Weather!

Posted by Liz on July 11, 2014 in History, Interest, Local, National, Regional, Thoughts, World |

Fire weather. Words recognized and respected by all who have lived in the forest for any length of time. Fire weather in short means that all conditions are right for a forest fire to be started in the woods. Not maybe, not might, but would if there is just one more piece of the fire […]

The Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

Posted by Liz on July 7, 2014 in History, Interest, National, Thoughts |

The Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms was a document issued by the Second Continental Congress on July 6, 1775, to explain why the Thirteen Colonies had taken up arms in what had become the American Revolutionary War. The final draft of the Declaration was written by John Dickinson, who incorporated […]

Declaration of Independence

Posted by Liz on July 4, 2014 in Collected Works, Faith, History, Holiday, Interest, National, Thoughts, Words, World |

  In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration By the Representatives of the United states of America, In general Congress assembled. When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the […]

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Hymns Wanted

Posted by Liz on March 4, 2014 in Collected Works, Faith, History, Interest, Thoughts, Words |

What happened to Hymnals? I’m looking for a church that uses hymnals when they worship. You know, the books of a certain familiar size that contain music notated at one song a page, real music with bars and notes and 4 parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). It doesn’t matter that there are not enough hymnals […]

A Salute to POWs

Posted by Liz on November 1, 2013 in History, Interest |

From the 40 year anniversary of their release, held at the Richard M. Nixon library. There might be some things mentioned you didn’t know about.

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