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independance day , any plans ?

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i just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe independance day !
as will smith showed us ,
we are all in this together .
any special plans ?
for me some free time in the shop ,
maybe some thing different ,
without the pressure and expectations !
how about you ?
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I am just an Indonesian,but an LJs member, so happy independance day !
i wish you all guys have a very great time to spend,
and i am here waiting for some good news from you guys,


Not one, but TWO BBQ's to attend tomorrow. I feel stuffed already. :)
For me I am working to gain my independance from corporate America by building my new on line store to offer exotic woods and fabricate instrument parts. This weekend a new small business will be born and it's all thanks to this site and Mr. Deni
Be Safe and be thankful
Cheers to all
and of course we'll be burning some burgers and downing some beers!! It just wouldn't be the fourth otherwise!
Afternoon BBQ, then off to the local minor league game and the fireworks afterwards. (A tradition of many years.)
Have happy a safe 4th David and one and all.
Happy and safe 4th to all my fellow lumberjocks!

I will be celebrating with my family by doing our favorite summer activity. Fastpitch Softball!! Both girls play in their respective state championship tournaments…..great fun.

God Bless America, our veterans, and current active duty soldiers.

went to the FRANK MILLER saw mill yesterday ,,, bought a handful of choice quarter sawn white oak boards . Made a plan last night for a landscape tile frieze >grin<
thanks for your responces ,
and to all again ,
be safe have fun and enjoy .

and to all you vets ,
thank you for making this time precious to us all .
God bless you and yours !
Happy and safe 4th of July to all.
for every one ,
around the world !
Well I will add my best wishs for a safe and happy 4th! and to Larry and Rosewood Thank you!!!
My day will start with working on my recurve untill about 11:00 am
Then I'll start getting ready for the BBQ for friends and familly
Eat and drink beer untill dark, than watch others blow stuff up!

I quit celebrating independence day around the time of my first marriage.
I will be putting the final coat of finish on a small project and building flagstone steps outside my shop door. If all goes well, I will also plant a flagstone path around to the driveway from the steps. Then I plan on lying down and whining about my aching back. Might earn me a bottle of beer.
after all that , at least you'll be able to crawl into the shop ,
and not get dirty !
hey dennis, me too! course im still married to her lol

in actuality we both kind of decided that fireworks weren't our thing so we dont really do much to celebrate it. nothing against her or the actually day
I'm retired, everyday is a holiday!!!

I'm really appreciating our forefathers progressive ideas and their fortitude to stand behind them. May freedom grow!!!!!!!!!

Where would we as craftsmen, artists, be under a repressive atmosphere?

Happy forth of mind!!!!!!!!!!!
An Old Friend sent me this yesterday. Have a Great Fourth Everyone. THE 4TH OF JULY Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured

before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving

in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the

Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their

sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were

farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but

they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the

penalty would be death if they were captured. Carter Braxton of

Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the

seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his

debts, and died in rags..

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move

his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and

his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and

poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,

Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr.., noted that the British

General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.

He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was

destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed

his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13

children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to

waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning

home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some of us take

these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and

silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they


Remember: freedom is never free!

It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a

sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and

baseball games
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well said brother ,
thanks for sharing !
and you have a good one to .
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