Thursday, June 4, 2015

Howdie Doodie!

Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you're all doing well. If you pop in from time to time you know Mr. Precious and I have been traveling. I still have a couple more places to show you but just haven't had the time to get my snaps ready.

I did want to thank you all for telling me the names of the unknown plants to me! You always come through - I just love that!

So...I wanted to share with you a little visit to the Bronck Museum. It was Association Day.
They were celebrating the signing of the Coxsackie Declaration of 1775.
 All those years ago, 220 brave folks put themselves on the line with the signing of their names. They were signing a statement of grievances against the British government. This day there were authentic re-enactors.
 The Reverend Schuneman and Judge Leonard Bronck were on hand to persuade us to take up the quill pen and sign. Well, let the signing begin...
 I ran right up to the front of the line and signed my tiny name! :)
 So did Mr. Precious!
The fife and drum group drummed and tooted  Revolutionary War Music and we listened. I think I need one of those hats! :)
Look at this big ole millstone! It was used in grist mills to grind grains. We toured the different barns and buildings on the grounds and then we met...
 Tom and Tina Turkey. Tom was strutting his stuff while Tina stayed out of the public eye by hiding in her cage. Tom was so pretty ~ just look at the pretty blue on his head.
We finished our day with some nice tea and cookies served by lovely ladies all decked out in their period costumes.

Thanks for coming along with me.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

In Freedom We're Born

Come join band in hand, brave Americans all,
And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call;
No tyrannous acts, shall suppress your just claim,
Or stain with dishonor America's name.

In freedom we're born, and in freedom we'll live;
Our purses are ready,
Steady, Friends, steady,

Not as slaves, but as freemen our money we'll give.
Our worthy forefathers - let's give them a cheer -
To climates unknown did courageously steer;
Thro' oceans to deserts, for freedom they came,
And, dying, bequeath'd us their freedom and fame.

Their generous bosoms all dangers despis'd,
So highly, so wisely, their birthrights they priz'd;
We'll keep what they gave, we will piously keep,
Nor frustrate their toils on the land or the deep.

The Tree, their own hands had to Liberty rear'd,
They lived to behold growing strong and rever'd;
With transport then cried, - " Now our wishes we gain,
For our children shall gather the fruits of our pain."


How sweet are the labors that freemen endure,
That they shall enjoy all the profit, secure, -
No more such sweet labors Americans know,
If Britons shall reap what Americans sow,

Swarms of placemen and pensioners' soon will appear, Like locusts deforming the charms of the year:
Suns vainly will rise, showers vainly descend,
If we are to drudge for what others shall spend.

Then join hand in hand brave Americans all,
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;
In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,
For Heaven approves of each generous deed.

All ages shall speak with amaze and applause,
Of the courage we'll show in support of our laws;
To die we can bear, - but to serve we disdain,
For shame is to freemen more dreadful than pain.

This bumper I crown for our sovereign's health,
And this for Britannia's glory and wealth;
That wealth, and that glory immortal may be,
If she is but just, and we are but free.
In freedom we're born.

~written by John Dickinson

27 comments:

  1. How interesting and fun to watch the signing. Living in New England there is so many historical places to visit. Lucky you! Thank you for sharing and the patriotic song is spot on, Kathleen in Az

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  2. How fun! I think you need one of those hats too, Shelia ;)

    xo,
    rue

    xo,
    rue

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  3. I guess I wanted to give you twice the love LOL

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  4. What a great experience, made me think of what our forefathers went through for us. Its a shame as a country we've gotten so far from it...rather scares me. It must of been great fun!

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  5. I know you are enjoying a new part of the country! So much to see and do!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. What a fun thing to do! I do think you need one of those hats. It would be quite the thing and your grandkids would love it! Thanks for sharing this amazing place. I can't wait to begin to see places of history in our country.
    ~Adrienne~

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  7. So neat! You are surrounded by completely different things these days. Aren't you? Enjoy it girl!

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  8. Sheila, looks you are having a grand time. The pictures are beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. You most definitely need to get you one of those hats! I enjoyed the tour, but I was wondering if they said anything about that connecter between the two houses? I was curious what they built it for.

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  10. Don't you just love historical places like that? I so wish I had studied harder in HS and college and learned more history. I have found that when I'm going someplace historical now, I'll run to the library and get a book to learn more about the place before I go. I'm actually contemplating taking an Oklahoma History course at a local junior college here this Fall. It's no charge for us seniors. What more could you ask?

    Judy

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  11. Wonderful pictures, Shelia. Have a blessed time.

    Barb

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  12. It looks like you had an awesome time Shelia! We have a town just north of us called Grindstone City. There were a lot of mills around there a long time ago. Grindstones were everywhere, in all sizes. Dad would take us there as kids, and the pickings were great. They're all gone now, wish they still had some laying around by the water, where you'd find them all the time.

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  13. What a wonderful part of the country to discover our US History! Have fun on the rest of your journey!

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  14. What a great place to spend a day out!!! It sounds as though it was all fascinating! xx

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  15. Hi Shelia, what a wonderful trip!! Love your pics and the great history in visiting this part of the country.
    Wishing you a grand time and lots of fun.
    Blessings, CM

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  16. Thank you so much for this wonderful post, I feel as if I went on your trip to see the museum with you. It looks like fun!

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  17. A fun post, you and Mr Precious looking good signing your names.
    I enjoyed the words to the song as well, very patriotic.

    Diana

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  18. That was some history i didn't know. Thanx for sharing!

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  19. Hi Shelia! - I always love a glimpse into history. What a fun trip! Your pictures are beautiful!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  20. Oh I love hearing about your trips, so interesting and I love history! Great post and photographs!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  21. What a fascinating place! Sounds like you are having a terrific time! Keep having fun!

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  22. Oh wow, what a pretty spot Shelia!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us because it's just my kind of thing. I love early American history, and how neat that you and the mister signed your names to the petition! You look so cute in your outfit, by the way. :)

    Look forward to reading about more of your travels. Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  23. What a fabulous trip! Tom Turkey is sure handsome! Wishing you a blessed Sunday.

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  24. That looks like such an interesting place. I love to visit historical sites.

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  25. Sounds like you are having a great time Sheila ! Thanks for taking us with you !

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  26. Shelia,
    You look terrific signing that petition, dear friend!!!
    What an amazing experience!!!
    I agree, you'd look quite elegant in one of those hats!!!
    Thanks for allowing us to "tag along" on another adventure!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  27. I adore a trip that combines history and a beautiful setting. Looks like you and Mr. Precious had a ball! What a great close-up photo of the turkey --- he is majestic!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)