Wednesday, July 1, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life: "Flag"

 As mankind become more liberal, they will be more apt 

to allow that all those who conduct themselves as

 worthy members of the community, are equally entitled 

to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see 

America amongst the foremost nations in examples of 

justice and liberality.

- George Washington

Ted's retirement from the U.S. Navy

"The Second Day of July 1776 will be the most memorable Epocha, in the history of America…it ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, in Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

-John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776, concerning the date the Congress approved Richard Henry Lee's resolution to declare independence from Britain for 13 of the British colonies

Ted's retirement from the U.S. Navy

"The palpable truth, that the mass of mankind 

has not been born with saddles on their 

backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred,

 ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace 

of god. These are grounds of hope for others. 

For ourselves, let the annual return of this day

 forever refresh our recollections of these

 rights, and an undiminished devotion to 


-Thomas Jefferson to Roger Weightman

The folding of the United States Flag at Ted's Navy retirement.


  1. I luffs that photo, just pawfect
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. wonderful post and I LOVE the first photo!

  3. A thought-provoking and perfect post... I love that George Washington quote. Perhaps we took a step in that direction last week.

    I read the article about your daughter and her son (perhaps you posted a link on FB?). She sounds like an amazing woman, and she's your daughter!


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