Monday, June 14, 2010
What we know fondly as the “Stars and Stripes” was adopted
by the Continental Congress as the official American flag on
June 14, 1777, in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Colonial troops fought
under many different flags with various symbols and slogans—rattlesnakes,
pine trees, eagles, “Don’t Tread on Me,” “Liberty or Death,”
and “Conquer or Die,” to name a few.
The first flag had 13 stars on a blue field and 13 alternating red and white
stripes for the 13 original colonies. Now there are 50 stars, one for each state
in the Union, but the 13 stripes remain. Flag Day was first celebrated in 1877,
on the flag’s 100th birthday.
It has been so busy here, not had much time for the computer, and I sure miss writing,
and reading in all the lovely blogs that I have come to love.
Saturday we went and picked 11 dozen ears of corn, we came home and husked them, then blanched and bagged them in 10 ear each bags, whewwwwwwwwwww I was so tired, then of course yesterday was Sunday and we left early for church our SS starts at 9:45 and we drive about 30 minutes from here. Last night services were so good too, we had a man saved yesterday, and young couple with two children join last night, he will be our Youth Director too. So it was a great weekend, and as you know and I posted our granddaughter graduated, and we spent Friday in Jacksonville, FL.
TODAY...Yet another busy day we are leaving about 8:00 am to go about an hours away to pick tomatoes, we can get a 5 gallon bucket for 5.00 dollars, it is U pick, then at 1:30 I have a doctors appointment with my Rheumatologist, for any that wonder I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and see this doctor about every 3 months, I take a medicine called Metotraxate, it is a form of Chemo treatment, and has to be watched closely it can have side effects of kidney damage, so far so good. So that is the plan, and I see it to be way late in the after noon before we ever get home, and I will probably wait until tomorrow to put the tomatoes up. (Blanch and Freeze) I do not can much any more, freezing is so very much easier.
So that about winds it up for me today, not much to chew on but praise God for a busy life, and being able to do all things needed to be done, right??? Hope you have a wonderful Monday. Lots of hugs and
Posted by Barbara at 7:14 AM