4th of July-Independence weekend, We went to a Pawtucket Red Sox game July 3.  Baseball, BBQ and Fireworks.  ….though it’s fun to enjoy a BBQ and fireworks, that’s not the underlining reason we celebrate Independence Day.
We celebrate the fact that our founding fathers were able to break from their original government and rulers to create a nation of their own.

My husband and I at one point watch the movie version of “1776”.  According to the play and history, becoming a nation came down to the last minutes of the last hour.

Well, This Pawsox was an unusual game. A long game ensued.   The game went into 16th inngs.No one knew who was going to win.  At the beginning of the bottom of the 16th inning, the Clippers were one run ahead.  The Pawsox would get one runner on first base.  The next batter up hit the ball  out of the park to bring in 2 runs and win the game.  woohoooo

At the climax of “1776” play, the representatives were down by one vote.  There had to be a majority of “Yes” votes to be able to sign the Declaration of Independence.  In the last minutes of the last hour, a representative stepped up and put a vote in for “Yes”.
Our country would become a nation, The United States of America.
Two hundred Forty years later our country is still going strong.

Now that the Pawsox won, We got to see the Fireworks. Yeah!
Was it worth the wait?  We didn’t get home until after midnight.  Yes it was.

Happy Independence!

Lisa G.

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Soldier portrait

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Art  News


Le Cadeau du Cheval

Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!



Soldier Portraits
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”

For more information, contact Darla (darla@darladixon.com) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.