Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Bday USA!

John Adams wrote to this to his wife Abigal on July 3d 1776:

But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. -- I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. -- Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

It ended up being the 4th of July.

I did manage to get up this morning to watch the final set of the Men's Championship at Wimbledon. Nadal played well - would have been good to see him play Federer.

No studio activity yet. I've keeping up with July's Doodle calendar and filling in the two weeks I missed in June.

In the meantime, I'm reading The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success . My sister gave a couple to my Dad for Father's Day and it looked interesting enough for me to download a sample of the book to my Kindle while we were in Cabo. (No charge for downloading books wirelessly in over 100 countries - Cool!) My husband been wanting me to "get more involved" with our investments. I think it will be a good challenge for me -  just have to commit the time and be disciplined.

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