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John Adams wrote a letter to his wife about how memorable Independence Day would be in American History.

He said,” the day should be celebrated with parades, bonfires, and fireworks…and so it is!

…but he thought it was celebrated on the wrong day.
In fact, he was known to turn down invitations to 4th of July celebrations in protest.
In his correspondence to his wife, Abigail Adams, he only referred to Independence day as July 2nd.

Do you know?

‘The Pennsylvania Evening Post’ was the first newspaper to print the Declaration.
Meanwhile, back at the homestead!

It’s a hot July, patriotic kind of day.

The gardens got water in the early AM…albeit the commercial kind! It works in a pinch…

Red Sauce/pasta sauce was/is the Bliss of the day…about 8 quarts simmering on the stove.
(You know, the longer it simmers, the better it tastes! About 6 hours will do it.)

Red Sauce