Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We the people...


of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,
establish justice...

insure domestic tranquility,

provide for the common defense,

promote the general welfare,

and secure the blessings of liberty on ourselves and our posterity...

do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.

Many years ago when I taught school, all my students had memorized the Preamble before they left my classroom in June. It cuts to the chase on what it is to be an American. It sums up the Constitution in a mere paragraph. We celebrate our Declaration of Independence...but we live according to the Constitution...great documents, written by great men.

Happy Birthday, America!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Independence Day! Stay safe!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Good morning Robyn,
    What a perfectly wonderful post, with your sweet dolly presiding on her flag draped chair and all the other lovely red, white and blue accessories coordinating beautifully with those powerful words!! You get an A+, my friend!!
    Hope you and your sweet family have a fabulous 4th as well!!
    God Bless America!!
    Warm Hugs~~

  2. Robyn, I love how American are so patriotic. You did a great job on this post as usual. Happy 4th of July. Hugs. JB

  3. Hello Robyn, Happy July 4th, love all your wonderful decor, but those little red childs shoes, oh my stars, so sweet!!!!! Beautiful post,Blessings Francine.

  4. Well said Robyn! Have a great fourth. Love all your pics. Hugs, Lori

  5. Wonderful post. I love the pics, and the sentiment too! Happy 4th!

  6. I had to memorize and recite the preamble in fifth grade...and I still remember it...and that is a loooonggggg time ago. I am glad my teacher made us learn it.

  7. Great post with beautiful pics~ giggles, We had to memorize it in our school also~ I loved learning our American History~ go figure~ my favorite class~
    happy 4th

    1. Glad to hear that other teachers thought memorization a worthwhile endeavor. Hope there are some that still do! My third, fifth and seventh graders were all required...by me...to memorize the Preamble.
      Happy 4th!

  8. What a wonderful patriotic post. I enjoyed seeing your lovely red, white, and blue items. I especially like the darling little red button shoes. Happy Fourth of July, Julie.

  9. I enjoyed your post and love our country as you do. Unfortunately our Constitution is being compromised right now and hope that in the months to come it can once again revert to the standards our wise forefathers had set forth to protect it people.


  10. Enjoyed reading the Preamble and drooling at your patriotic displays. Happy Independence Day to you! Take care, Jannice

  11. Robyn ~
    I am so happy you started a blog! You have the most wonderful "stuff" and photograph it so beautifully. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy 4th to you, hubby and Annie. God Bless America!
    Pug hugs :)

  12. Great post with such beautiful photos.... Gosh, I love all your patriotic displays!! Enjoy the 4th!!

  13. Happy Belated Independence Day my fellow feathered friend! This is, hands-down, the BEST Independence Day post I've seen (and it has nothing to do with those adorable little red shoes I so covet.....) ;o Great, great, post! Smiles & Red, White & Blue Hugs ~ Robin

  14. PS....Love, love, love those douters!!