Saturday, July 4, 2009

independence day

spend today knitting, and if anyone asks you why,
tell them that there's almost no better way
to celebrate independence.
if they don't believe you,
tell them in the early days of the United States
people were urged to knit
so they wouldn't need clothes
and woolen goods from England,
thus contributing to the country's burgeoning
independence and freedom.
-Stephanie Pearl McPhee


Journeying Five said...

way to go, enjoy your day! your boys are too cute and much grown up since that pic!

Larissa said...

I love that quote - although I probably won't get any knitting done today! What a difference two years makes - your guys have grown so. Enjoy your day!

stitching under oaks said...

happy 4th! I'll have to sit and knit! Thanks for the excuse!

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July! I remeber those pics!


mark said...

great quote, and it is a blast remembering 4th's past with those photos! our middle schooler has changed so much.

Gigi said...

I spent the 4th knitting too. It was sooooo darned hot here (120 degrees), I stayed inside all day!

Gigi said...

ooops! not 120 degrees, but 102 --- dyslexia ;-)!