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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,042

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Happy 4th


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  2. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,987


    Happy 4th to you and all the HAMB family as well!
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  3. Happy 4th to all the H.A.M.B.ers.
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  4. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,728

    Corn Fed

    The 4th is my favorite holiday.

    Evening edit: Got me a belly full of brats, hot dogs, baked beans, and doesnt get much better than this.
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    very important to reflect on the importance of this day of celebration - go out and drive 'em as part of the celebration
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  6. I have had the smoker fired up for about a hour and the aroma of chickens & ribs permeating the air is a traditional part of our Independence Day celebration.

    Family & friends,a hot rod or two, kids playing and the sounds of ringers accompanied with the laughter, the fireworks over the lake this evening,for a old Southern boy it don't get any better.

    I wish you all a great 4th of July and hope you have a safe day however you choose to celebrate. HRP
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  7. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,298


    All the best for a Patriotic Celebration to you USA Hambers...Get out and drive your Hotrods & Customs...;)
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  8. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 396

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    Happy 4th to all US HAMBers. Make it a good one!
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  9. Happy 4th to you, as well, Ryan and to all of the US hamb'ers. Stay safe & have a great day.
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  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104


    Happy 4th of July!
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  11. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,052

    from Ioway

    Happy Independence Day
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  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,156


    008.JPG Happy 4th of July! Hope you enjoy the day our country was Born. I did this scratchboard this past semester and thought it would be a Great time to share with Ya'll. View attachment 3956588
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  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,537

    from Michigan

    Happy 4th to you all...... :) americanflag.jpg
  14. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,221

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Happy Independence Day and thank you for all who helped make and keep it that way!
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  15. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

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  16. God Bless America and bless those who served and sacrificed for us so we can celebrate on this glorious day.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2018
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  17. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 382


    The same to all the Hambers. A special shoutout to Ryan. I am grateful to have a place like the Hamb to get info, parts, and advice.

    Happy 4th!
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    Our Nations' First TRUE Patriots
    Thanks to Bob Aldrich for sharing this

    Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

    For the record, here's a portrait of the men who pledged "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" for liberty many years ago.

    Fifty-six men from each of the original 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Nine of the signers were immigrants, two were brothers and two were cousins. One was an orphan. The average age of a signer was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at 70. The youngest was Thomas Lynch Jr. of South Carolina at 27.

    Eighteen of the signers were merchants or businessmen, 14 were farmers, and four were doctors. Twenty-two were lawyers - although William Hooper of North Carolina was "disbarred" when he spoke out against the king - and nine were judges. Stephen Hopkins had been governor of Rhode Island. Forty-two signers had served in their colonial legislatures.

    John Witherspoon of New Jersey was the only active clergyman to attend. (Indeed, he wore his pontificals to the sessions.) Almost all were Protestants. Charles Carroll of Maryland was the lone Roman Catholic.

    Seven of the signers were educated at Harvard, four at Yale, four at William & Mary, and three at Princeton. Witherspoon was the president of Princeton, and George Wythe was a professor at William & Mary. His students included Declaration scribe Thomas Jefferson.

    Seventeen signers fought in the American Revolution. Thomas Nelson was a colonel in the Second Virginia Regiment and then commanded Virginia military forces at the Battle of Yorktown. William Whipple served with the New Hampshire militia and was a commanding officer in the decisive Saratoga campaign. Oliver Wolcott led the Connecticut regiments sent for the defense of New York and commanded a brigade of militia that took part in the defeat of General Burgoyne. Caesar Rodney was a major general in the Delaware militia; John Hancock held the same rank in the Massachusetts militia.

    The British captured five signers during the war. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, and Arthur Middleton were captured at the Battle of Charleston in 1780. George Walton was wounded and captured at the Battle of Savannah. Richard Stockton of New Jersey never recovered from his incarceration at the hands of British Loyalists. He died in 1781.

    Thomas McKean of Delaware wrote John Adams that he was "hunted like a fox by the enemy - compelled to remove my family five times in a few months." Abraham Clark of New Jersey had two of his sons captured by the British during the war.

    Eleven signers had their homes and property destroyed. Francis Lewis's New York home was razed and his wife taken prisoner. John Hart's farm and mills were destroyed when the British invaded New Jersey, and he died while fleeing capture. Carter Braxton and Nelson, both of Virginia, lent large sums of their personal fortunes to support the war effort but were never repaid.

    Fifteen of the signers participated in their states' constitutional conventions, and six - Roger Sherman, Robert Morris, Franklin, George Clymer, James Wilson, and George Reed - signed the U.S. Constitution.

    After the Revolution, 13 signers went on to become governors. Eighteen served in their state legislatures. Sixteen became state and federal judges. Seven became members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Six became U.S. senators. James Wilson and Samuel Chase became Supreme Court justices. Jefferson, Adams, and Elbridge Gerry each became vice president. Adams and Jefferson later became president.

    Five signers played major roles in the establishment of colleges and universities: Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania; Jefferson and the University of Virginia; Benjamin Rush and Dickinson College; Lewis Morris and New York University; and George Walton and the University of Georgia.

    Adams, Jefferson, and Carroll were the longest surviving signers. Adams and Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Carroll was the last signer to die in 1832 at the age of 95.

    Sources: Robert Lincoln, Lives of the Presidents of the United States, with Biographical Notices of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (Brattleboro Typographical Company, 1839); John and Katherine Bakeless, Signers of the Declaration (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969); Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989).
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  19. Here's some other intersting history that I wasn't taught in school. Did anyone ever hear of Peyton Randolph ??
    Why are dates important ,,,,???

    July 4th 1776 deceleration of Independence signed.

    George Washington, known as the "Father of His Country," was an American soldier and statesman who served from 1789 to 1797 as the first President of the United States.

    From 1776 to 1789 is a span of 13 years.
    13 yrs without a leader ?? Not quite.

    A number of historians hold that a patriot named John Hanson was technically the first chief executive because he was elected President of the United States in Congress Assembled on November 5, 1781, the first of seven such one-year termed presidents.

    From 1781 to Washington's inauguration there where 7 leaders
    1776 to 1781 and starting with John Hanson I'll bet that not many have heard of anyone of them.

    So now from 1776 to 1781 is a span of 5 years, 5 yrs with no leader for our country ???

    • There were also presidents before the presidents under the ratified Articles of Confederation. These were Peyton Randolph, who served from 1774-1775 before taking a leave due to poor health; Henry Middleton, who served in Randolph’s absence; John Hancock, who served for two years at this point (and would later serve again, as noted above); Henry Laurens who ultimately resigned over a controversy concerning diplomat Silas Deane; John Jay, who also served as Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court at the same time he held the office of president; Samuel Huntington, who ultimately resigned due to health problems (including smallpox), but has the distinction of being the president when the Articles of Confederation were finally ratified; Samuel Johnston, who refused the office of the president when elected; and Thomas McKean, who ultimately resigned after the British surrender at Yorktown. McKean is notable as being the first president elected after the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, but is generally not considered the first president due to failing to serve a full year term as specified under the Articles of Confederation. (McKean only served for three months.) A few weeks after his resignation, in November of 1781, Congress met as specified in the Articles of Confederation (“the first Monday in November”), with John Hanson being elected president.
    • John Hanson’s grandfather paid his way to America from England by becoming an indentured servant in the mid-17th century. By Hanson’s time, the family had rose significantly in wealth, allowing Hanson to help fund the revolution both via general fundraising and often paying soldiers out of his own pocket.
    • The three branches of the American government that we know today—the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Branches—came about with the Constitution. Under the Articles of Confederation, only the legislative branch existed.
    • Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress couldn’t tax the states. It needed to ask them for money to run the government. Needless to say, the government under the Articles was more than a little cash-strapped.
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  20. Happy Independance Day, America!


    It's the reason we honor our patriot ancestors.

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  21. GimmeAnotherOne
    Joined: Jun 10, 2018
    Posts: 49


    To all the Patriots and America. And to celebrate our Independence because Freedom is never Free.

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  22. toml24
    Joined: Sep 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,556


    1953 Huntington Beach CA. Main Street 4th of July Parade. Ronny Johnson of the California Jalopy Association acts as driver.
    1953-RONNIE JOHNSON hb parade.jpg
  23. enigma57
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 242


    [​IMG] Just got electric back on here and logged onto computer. Nice to have A/C working again. Its been miserable hot. Was 101 degrees at our place yesterday. Cooled down to high 80s during the rains today.

    We've had over 7" of rain here since this morning. For a while, it was coming down about 3" per hour according to rain gauge in our back yard. Just now beginning to slack off a bit. We are flooded in. No water in home, but streets in our area are impassable.

    A very Happy Independence Day to all,

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  25. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I started out today by putting up my flag, then heading out to a local parade to walk with candidates and support my local VFW post. Then, to the cemetery to put down a couple of wreaths for friends who are gone to soon, then back home to enjoy some 4th of July TV programming.

    Enjoy your Independence Day festivities and be safe. And remember that freedom isn't free.... images.jpg
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  26. Thanks to those that made this all possible.
  27. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,537

    from Michigan

    Now, that's how us folks like to party.... :D:):cool:
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  28. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,319

    jimmy six

  29. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,883

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

  30. IMG_20160812_131106.jpg I love this land! I am so thankful for the God fearing men that desired a free country so many years ago. God bless America!
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