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4th of July Story: The Box of M-80s

July 2, 2017

When I think back about my childhood, I often remember doing stuff that I’d never let my kids get away with. This is one of those stories.

Dysfunctional Literacy

Relax. This picture was created in 1902. It was okay for kids to fire off guns back then. (image via Wikipedia) This picture was published in 1902. It was okay for kids to fire off guns back then. (image via Wikipedia)

I was 10 when the United States turned 200 years old.  It was a big deal back then, but at the time, the meaning of the 4th of July was lost on me.  As an adult, I understand July 4th  is the annual celebration of the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress.

I understand how important the following sentence from The Declaration of Independence is:

 “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 one sentence had a bunch of concepts that were unique way back in 1776.

The Declaration of Independence is also known…

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