Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Everybody's All-American

Happy July 4th, everyone!

The teacher part of me has to remind you that this is not actually the date on which the United States became independent; it's the day that most of the founding fathers signed the document that started the war with England proper. We didn't actually gain independence from England until the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. (Not to be confused with the Paris Agreement. That's...well, that's something different.)

The good ol' boy part of me wants you all to have a great Fourth of July celebration tomorrow. I hope you have a hot dog, some apple pie, and play some baseball. Do some sparklers--but don't step on them when you're done. Watch some fireworks. Get out on the boat. Go to Carmelfest, although good luck going to the parade if you didn't have your spot staked out a month ago.

Whatever you do today, I hope it's All-American!

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