November Tea Party Winners: Carrie Fancett Pagels' copy of The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection - Debbie Curto, Christmas tea - Andrea Stephens, Golden Tea body wash Joy Ellis, lighthouse earrings -- Pegg's SIL from Lake Ann and Perrianne Askew, Pegg Thomas's Leather journal - Shelia Hall, and Writing Prompts book goes to - Connie Porter Saunders

Friday, June 29, 2018

Independence Day 2018 by Carrie Fancett Pagels

If you're like many Americans then you'll be traveling this weekend for festivities related to our nation's Independence Day! Whether you live in a historic area like Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown where the last great battle of the Revolutionary War took place, Philadelphia, Washington DC, or points much further west in our great country, we at Colonial Quills hope you'll remember what our freedom means.

We're free to worship as we please. We don't tolerate taxation without representation. We're guaranteed certain rights. Like the choice to attend a small town parade to celebrate. To look up in awe as fireworks light up overhead, in my case over the Straits of Mackinac where within a short distance another country, Canada, has its shores. (Canada has a celebration July 1st, also sending up fireworks over the Great Lakes and elsewhere, but independence won without a war.)

Looking for some inspirational reading over the weekend?  Click here to read the full text of the Declaration of Independence.

Let freedom ring!


  1. Thank you for your wonderful post, Carrie. We are blessed to be Americans and live in the great USA.

  2. Thanks! I read the full text.

    Let Freedom Ring!


  3. Happy July 4th weekend!!! Thank you for the great post.

  4. Thanks for the timely post, Carrie. It's always good to reread the Declaration of Independence.

  5. Thank you, Carrie. God bless the USA

  6. Carrie, thank you for this wonderful post. It has been a while since I read the Declaration of Independence, thank you for the link.
    Blessings, Tina


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