Lelly has thought of some wonderful challenges this month:

"in the U.S., we are in the charmed time of early summer, between Memorial Day and Independence Day. school is winding down. the pools are open. the grills are fired up. we linger longer in beds made up with crisp cottons. and freshly bathed children smile up at us with sun-kissed cheeks before dreaming of strawberries and picnics and fireflies. it is a magical time of year. we have the chance to honor our history during this time of year. to remember how our nation came to be. to remember those who have lived and died to protect the things we hold most dear. no matter what country you call home, there is opportunity here to celebrate every homeland. every nation. i hope you will recognize these challenges - they are all borrowed from patriotic songs. and there is so much room for creativity within these lyrics."

  • June 3rd the emblem of the land I love
  • June 10th the twilight's last gleaming
  • June 17th my home sweet home
  • June 24th stars and/or stripes forever

I really had a hard time thinking of something for this week. Then I was getting something out of my bag and came across this:


It is my voters identification card.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." - The Declaration of Independence


  1. *and to provide new Guards for their future security...*

    i don't think i've ever listened to that line before. i love it!

    this was a great post to share.

  2. That is a great thing. So many are not able to vote. Good thinking!

  3. Great SPT. We are so lucky to live in a country that gives us that right.

  4. I have never seen a voter's ID card!
    Thanks for sharing the Declaration of Independence. I haven't read it in along time.
    Mom use to have a copy of it that was modge podged to a piece of wood. Maybe we all need to have that in our homes again.
    love ya

  5. GREAT one! Yes, the right to vote our own government is the essence of what makes America!

  6. That was nice. I haven't read much past the first few lines of the Declaration. Thanks.

  7. Its been a long time for me too- to have read the declaration. And it is so important! And having the freedom to vote is important! ♥

  8. Hey where are ya. You haven't posted in a couple days.. Just checking on you!