Sunday, September 30, 2012


Day 272


“One country, one constitution, one destiny.”

 ~Daniel Webster~





Saturday, September 29, 2012

I do apprehend some danger

Day 271

“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe… Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger.”

~Daniel Webster~





Friday, September 28, 2012

So different

Day 270

“It appears to me, then little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States (which States you know are also different from each other), in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices, should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded objections.”
~George Washington~
To Lafayette, 7 February  1788

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Fruit of Experience

Day 269

“Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure."

~Abigail Adams~ 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Religious Liberty

Day 268

"By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
~Samuel Chase~

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Great Source of all the Truth...

Day 267

“The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions.”

~Noah Webster~

Monday, September 24, 2012


Day 266

"I have not yet begun to fight!"
~John Paul Jones~

Well Bye,

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight!

Day 265

“I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight”

  Written By: I personally do not know but someone had to have written it.

An American frigate, a frigate of fame,
With guns mounting forty, the Richard by name,
Sail’d to cruise in the channels of old England,

With valiant commander, Paul Jones was the man,
Hurrah! Hurrah! our country for ever, Hurrah!
We had not cruised long, before he espies
A large forty-four, and a twenty likewise;
Well-manned with bold seamen, well laid in with stores,
In consort  to drive us from old England’s shores.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, Hurrah!

About twelve at noon Pearson came alongside,
With a loud speaking trumpet, “Whence came you?” he cried,
“Return me an answer, I hail’d you before,
Or if you do not, a broadside I’ll pour.”
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, Hurrah!

Paul Jones then said to his men, every one,
“Let every true seaman stand firm to his gun!
We’ll receive a broadside from this bold Englishman,
And like true Yankee sailors return it again.”
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, Hurrah!

The contest was bloody, both decks ran with gore,
And the sea seemed to blaze, while the cannon did roar;
“Fight on, my brave boy,” then Paul Jones he cried:
“And soon we will humble this bold Englishman’s pride.”
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, Hurrah!

“Stand firm to your quarters- your duty don’t shun,
The first one that shrinks, through the body I’ll run;
Though their force is superior, yet they shall know,
What true, brave American seamen can do.”
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, Hurrah!

The battle rolled on, till bold Pearson cried:
“Have you yet struck your colors? then come alongside!”
But so far from thinking that the battle was won,
Brave Paul Jones replied, “I’ve not yet begun!”
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, Hurrah!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

One life to give

Day 264

"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

~Nathan Hale~

Friday, September 21, 2012

One life for Liberty

Day 263

Nathan Hale 

By: Francis Miles Finch 

To drum-beat and heart-beat,
A soldier marches by;
There is color in his cheek,
There is courage in his eye,
Yet to drum-beat and heart-beat
In a moment he must die.

By the starlight and moonlight,
He seeks the Briton’s camp;
He hears the rustling flag
And the armed sentry’s tramp’
And the starlight and moonlight
His silent wanderings lamp.

With slow tread and still tread,
He scans the tented line;
 And he counts the battery gun,
By the gaunt and shadowy pine;
And his slow tread and still tread
Gives no warning sign.

The dark wave, the plumed wave,
It meets his eager glance;
And it sparkles ‘neath the stars,
Like the glimmer of a lance
A dark wave, and plumed wave,
On an emerald expanse.

A sharp clan, a still clang,
And terror in the sound!
For the sentry, falcon-eyed,
In the camp a spy hath found;
With a sharp clang, a steel clang,
The patriot is bound.

With calm brow, and steady brow,,
He listens to his doom;
IN his look there is no fear,
Nor a shadow-trace of gloom;
But with calm brow and steady brow,
He robes him for the tomb.

In the long night, the still night,
He kneels upon the sod;
and the brutal guards withhold
E’en the solemn word of God!
In the long night, the still night,
He walks where Christ hath trod.

‘Neath the blue morn, the sunny morn,
He dies upon the tree;
And he mourns that he can lose
But one life for Liberty;
And in the blue morn, the sunny morn,
His spirit wings are free.

But his last words, his message-words,
They burn, lest friendly eye
Should read how proud and calm
A patriot could die,
With his last words his dying words,
A soldier’s battle-cry.

From Fame-leaf and Angel-leaf,
From monument and urn,
The sad of earth, the glad of heaven
His tragic fate shall learn;
But on Fame-leaf and Angle-leaf
The name of Hale shall burn!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The way I read a book!

   Erin says I procrastinate about reading. I love reading but for some reason I never can seem to just sit down and do it. 
I start by reading the back cover. 
Then the inside cover. 
I read about the author and the titles of every chapter if it has titles and I get very upset if it does not. 
   Then I go so far as to look at the year it was copy righted. 
What categories it is filed under. 
Who the publisher is. 
Then I read the dedication (I really don't like it when the author doesn't tell you who the person is. Like- "To Amanda" or "For you Rusty". I like it when they say something- "To Josh my amazing and patient husband" of "For Luke my sweet son who has never liked to read." 
Then I might go so far as to go down to Jessica's room and ask her if she could just tell me what happens. (I don't handle suspense very well.) 
But of course Jess want tell me. 
And with that I read the first wards of the book.
 And with most books from that moment, until I read the last words, I can't put it down."         

Well Bye,

Sacred Fire

Day 262

"The preservation of the sacred fire of Liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American People." 

~George Washington~

Well Bye,

I found this quotation in the book "Sacred Fire" by Jerry Newcombe and Peter A. Limmback. Just so you know; I thought I should give it the credit.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The World Turned Upside Down

Day 261

Okay I'm running out of things to post and this was kind of a last minute desperate attempt of find something slightly interesting.

This song is from the error of the American war for independence so it is okay to post it even if it doesn't seem to relate at all. I think it's kinda cute; hope you like it to.


If buttercups buzz'd after the bee,
If boats were on land, churches on sea,
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows,
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse,
If the mamas sold their babies
To the gypsies for half a crown;
If summer were spring and the other way round,
Then all the world would be upside down.   

Here is where I found it. I usually don't do links put this one looked okay to do. Even though I have noticed that songs written in 'the olden days' say a lot of words we don't use.

Well Bye,

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

On John Dickinson

Day 260 

About John Dickinson

Form Benjamin Rush’s Sketches

“Few men wrote, spoke and acted more for their country from the years 1764 to the establishment of the federal government than Mr. Dickinson. He was alike eloquent at the bar, in a popular assembly, and in convention. Count {Thomas Cajetan} Wengierski, a Polish nobleman who travelled thro’ the United States soon after the peace, said he was the most learned man he had met with in America. He possessed the air of a camp and the ease of the court in his manners. He was opposed to the Declaration of Independence at the time it took place, but concurred in supporting it. During the was and for some year after it, he admired and preferred the British constitution. Towards the close of his life he became a decided and zealous Republican.”

Well Bye, 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Don't ask why

Aren't they beautiful? I bet you don't know what they are! But they look good enough to eat. (I wouldn't suggest it though because I'm pretty sure that would be very bad.)
They were once teeny-tiny hard balls now they are small squishy balls that look very yummy in this picture. 
As you can see I really like the way the look. That is why I took a whole lot of pictures of them; (over half of witch turned out very blurry and I had to delete them.☹)  

I can just imagine a very little person playing in there and me not even knowing he was there. It's kind of a funny thought but I like it and I think I will keep thinking it. It reminded me of the balls they used to have at some fast food restraints in the playground thingy. I used to LOVE those things and know I think about how dirty it was and I tremble at the thought.    

Don't ask why I posted this; I guess was just having fun. 
I hope you like my fun pictures! My favorites balls, of course, are the purple one's! 

Well Bye, 

We the People...

Day 259

The Constitution of the United States 


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Well Bye, 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Grand Operation

Day 258

“The American Revolution was the grand operation, which seemed to be assigned by the Deity to the men of this age in our country, over and above the common duties of life. I ever prized the superior privilege of being one in that chosen age, to which providence entrusted its favorite work.”
~Patrick Henry~ 

Well Bye,

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Day 257

“No man was glorious, who was not laborious.”
~Benjamin Franklin~ 

Well Bye,

Friday, September 14, 2012


Day 256

“No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation.”
~Daniel Webster~

Well Bye,

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I am persuaded...

Day 255

“I am persuaded there is among the mass of our people a fund of wisdom, integrity, and humanity which will preserve their happiness in a tolerable measure.”
~John Adams~

Well Bye,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sentiments of Gratitude

Day 254

"I fell the most lively sentiments of gratitude to that divine Providence which has graciously interposed for the protection of our civil and Religious Liberties." 

~George Washington~ 

Well Bye, 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

These are the last pictures from my movie

The last pictures from filming! 
They were just so cute I had post them.

My twin and I. Don't we look just alike?!

Emily helped take some pictures during the filming and go a lot of great pictures for me.

My two little sweet hearts were so good even when I needed them to go out on hot days in those hot costumes.

Well Bye, 

Little better understood

Day 253

“While all other sciences have advanced that of government is at a standstill -  little better understood, little better practiced now then three or four thousand years ago.”
~John Adams~

Well Bye,

Monday, September 10, 2012


Day 252

“A mass of men equals a mass of opinions.”
~Daniel Webster~

Well Bye,

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Truth

Day 251

“The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions.”

~Noah Webster~

Well Bye,

Saturday, September 8, 2012

We Learn by Chess...

Day 250

“We learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable change, and that of persevering in the  search of resources.”
~Benjamin Franklin~ 

Well Bye,

Friday, September 7, 2012

It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.

Day 249

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, of the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
~Patrick Henry~

Well Bye,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

This Happy Country

Day 248

“Driven from every other corner of the earth, freedom of thought and the right of private judgment is matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.”
~Samuel Adams~

Well Bye,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Patience and perseverance

Day 247

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
~John Adams~

Well Bye,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Watch-tower of Liberty

Day 246

“We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.”
~Daniel Webster~

Well Bye,

Monday, September 3, 2012


Day 245

“'Tis great Confidence in a friend to tell him your Faults, greater to tell him his.”
~Benjamin Franklin~

Well Bye,

Sunday, September 2, 2012

No truth is more evident

Day 244

“No truth is more evident to my mind then that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”
~Noah Webster~

Well Bye,


These are the sights that I look forward to everyday and I am amazed at even after sixteen years of seeing them.

We were sitting at the table eating dinner and I saw the orange light come into the sky. I jumped up and ran out the back door, because no matter what is going on I have to take the time to look at the sunset! 
It's my favorite time of day and I will always feel more happy, more alive, and more blessed every time I get to see the sunset!  

Well Bye,

Saturday, September 1, 2012


 Day 243

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.”
~Benjamin Rush~

Well Bye,

Bible bee

Well, Erin and Emily spent their summer preparing  for the Bible bee and they took the test for our Regional round last Saturday.

I am personally very impressed that they even tried to compete. (I didn't). They did very well in the Regional group!

Well Bye,