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I Love To Read

Happy Fairy Godmother Friday!

Our Friday blog is fun because we love share information about our team.

As I finished my book by the famous Preston Bailey this morning I realized just how much I love to read.   Every morning I look forward to grabbing my cup of coffee and sitting out on our porch and read for 20-30 minutes.  It is my quite re-group time.

You can get lost in books, and learn so much.  I enjoy reading books about our industry, new tips and techniques.   I feel I owe it to my clients to continue to improve what we do and how we take care of them, by reading I can do just this.

I am thrilled to be going on vacation this Friday and guess what I packed….yep 3 more books, I plan to spend time with my family, read on our porch overlooking the river and relax.

Have a wonderful weekend and take 15-20 minutes out of your day and read a little, you will be glad you did!

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July 12, 2013 A Very Special Day

Happy Fairy Tale Friday!

Friday’s we love to share with you information about our team however today’s blog is a bit unique……   Today we are writing about my son Brandon, he turned  15 today.   WOW where has the time gone.  He is such a great kid.  He is quite, shy, sweet, has a dry sense of humor, loves his dog Eva, playing on his computer, riding his new bike, spending time with his friends.  He has a wonderful smile when he sneaks one out.  I look forward to watching him grow into a wonderful young man.

Happy 15th Birthday Brandon!


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4th of July

Happy Magical Monday!

Did you know Independence Day almost was July 2, instead of July 4?   Thought we would share what Independence day is all about.  Enjoy!

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Independence Day (United States) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Background During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain.  After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.

A day earlier John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:   The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch 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 shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

Adams’s prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.

Did you know, in a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.