Friday, July 6, 2007

Peat and Repeat

This is the second of only two posts I added to the myspace page. Has anyone ever heard their grandparents refer to a couple as Peat and Repeat? I would be interested to know.

Revolution (originally posted on July 4, 2007

I've not often really truly appreciated the 4th of July. Of course I love being off work, and I do appreciate that I live in America, but not enough. When in high school, I remember studying about the revolution and all I was concerned about was remembering enough to pass the test. The famous battles and quotations have always been disjointed in my mind. Yes, I remember the phrase "The shot heard round the world." And "One if by land, two if by see." I remember history in little snippets. Today, I watched the History Channel's documentary on the American Revolution with keen interest. After all these years, (I've been out of high school for 31 years), I was able to put it together in sequence and connect all the dots. Now, I'm not saying I will remember it long, but today I am rather pleased to actually understand how it all came together. And I realize fully the sacrifice that was made for our freedom. I never remembered or understood exactly what the Stamp Act was, didn't connect Paul Revere's ride with the famous "Shot", but now I see.

I could see the hand of God in some of the successful battles that should have been lost. Whether America will admit it or not, God has blessed us. Much more than we deserve, I might add. I truly wish we could get back to the precepts that originated the move to the New World, and the Biblical basis for our legal system. America, America, God shed His Grace on thee.

Eventhough the Revolution didn't start out as just that, but as a gradual progression, I'm so very blessed to be one of those who enjoy the results. I can't imagine living in a country where the freedoms we have are not allowed. Being able to sleep late, and lay around the house doing nothing all day may not be the best way to spend a holiday such as this, but it was sooo very nice and relaxing.


LeLe said...

When I was bored last night and surfing YouTube, I noticed a "Shot Heard Round the World" School House Rock video. I forgot to click on it. Then when I went back, it wasn't there and I forgot all about it until this post. YouTube is way addictive, as you can tell by all my posts last night! Haha.

Sooz said...

I forget to appreciate freedom and how much is sacrificed daily for us to be lazy and be free. We have several military in our immediate family and when they have been gone to war for so long its easy to forget why they are even over there. I don't want to forget and hope no one else does either. I send boxes of goodies to the soldiers that I know personally including family to Iraq and its so sweet when they take the time to say "Thank you" when actually I am the one wanting to think them..its humbling.
I loved history in school but I truly think I didn't let one thing sink completely in.

Sarah and Shannon said...

I know Peat and Repeat--but I always imagined they were spelled Pete and Repete. My Gramps used to tell me that joke when I was little.

B Lines said...

I guess the spelling must differ from person to person. Although I feel for you, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a driving phobia. I have to drive to Little Rock Cardiology next Friday at 8:00 a.m. and I'm really not looking forward to it. I've never been there and am unfamiliar with those streets. It's not quite so bad when I can avoid the rush hours, but I'll be in the middle of morning traffic. Anyone out there who can remember, pray for me. Ugh.