Farmyard Darlings Letter #10: Only 239 Years Ago We Broke Away from the Mother Ship...
It’s been a gazillion years since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th in 1776, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and gas was just a buck. Wait, no. That’s not correct. It was when we broke away from the Mother Ship Great Britain. (Okay, so history wasn’t my best subject.)
On the Fourth, some of us will be celebrating with family, BBQ’ing, and enjoying Frog Jumping festivities, parades, and fireworks. One of The Darlings – that would be me “Caroleeeeeee” as my Uncle Mo often calls me – will be celebrating in Melrose, Iowa, often referred to as Iowa’s “Little Ireland” at a Family Reunion.
These Mid-West festivities and family-time are all fun and good, but out of all of the holidays, July 4th is a pretty important one. But sometimes, eating too many hotdogs and burgers and drinking too many beers (you always stay thirsty in that Iowa humid heat!) the true significance of this holiday is often overlooked.
So here’s a suggestion, maybe take the time and read the Declaration of Independence today, on July 4th and discuss what it means to you. For example, the following:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
If reading is not your thang, you can always make a cake and sing “Happy Birthday America!” and blow out the 239 candles.
Happy Fourth and Farmyard Love,
Carole (& Kim too!)
P.S. One last thing, we believe in this country's history of imagination, entrepreneurial-spirit and proudly support American-Made craftsmanship with all of our products. One of our favorite Farmyard Darlings products is our American Flag made from reclaimed wood.