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    To all my American friends I hope you enjoy your holiday and festivities ............. I am sure someone once told me what it is all about but for some reason I cannot remember.

    Jim
    You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Kahil Gibran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryhill View Post
    To all my American friends I hope you enjoy your holiday and festivities ............. I am sure someone once told me what it is all about but for some reason I cannot remember.

    Jim
    It's water under the bridge now, Jim! But we do appreciate our independence, however we got it! Thanks for the good wishes.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryhill View Post
    To all my American friends I hope you enjoy your holiday and festivities ............. I am sure someone once told me what it is all about but for some reason I cannot remember.

    Jim
    Ah, Jim, I'll remind you: It is all about the art of complaining. The Declaration of Independence celebrates the way we Americans gripe. It lists no fewer than 27 specific grievances (the last time I counted, which was, admittedly, many years ago), and a whole host of minor cavils. As one wit suggested, not "carpe diem", but "carp diem": day of grumbles.

    But allow me to note, in passing: those tea-party types who complained about taxation without taxation? They never saw it with representation.....

    Al

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