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    RiveroftheWest, Ellid

    In this memoir of your father, a veteran of WWII, you confessed to exactly the same behavior I indulge in on the 4th:  Casting one's imagination back to Philadelphia on that day in 1776 when the Declaration was read aloud in the "back yard."

    I think of the Founding Fathers in that stuffy room, sweaty, exhausted, anxious to be off for home (some had left), anxious about how the gen pop would receive their rather unilateral work, and fearing the worst at the hands of the British.

    Not a few must have believed they'd put the noose around their own necks.

    Then, I like to imagine their exhilaration when they got the news from Yorktown five years and three months later.  Tricorns fill the air!  I have always wondered why we don't celebrate October 19th?  Library of Congress, diary of Gen. Washington, British surrender.

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    by Limelite on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 07:42:40 AM PDT

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