« The joys of decluttering | Main | Three annoying things »

July 03, 2017



Such a good reminder of our history. Thanks, Hank.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thank you Mark! It does bring tears to my eyes,

Edith Maxwell

The first signer, Josiah Bartlett, was born in Amesbury. The statue of him that stands downtown was dedicated on July 4, 1888 - and my second Quaker Midwife mystery CALLED TO JUSTICE opens at the dedication!

Ann mason

Thank you Hank Someone should read this to he who shall not be named be me.

Ann. Aka Finta

Deb Romano

Thanks, Hank. I haven't read it since college. I think I appreciate it more now than I did decades ago. I must make it a habit to reread the Declaration at least once a year.

hank Phillippi Ryan

Yes, DebRo. It is astonishing, and really...important to re-read. SO happy to have reminded you! xooo

hank Phillippi Ryan

Exactly, Ann! :-) . And so pleased you a re feeling better!

hank Phillippi Ryan

You are so prescient, Edith!

Elaine Viets

Still an inspiring document, Hank. Thanks for the reminder of what this day is all about.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

It is, Elaine! Amazingly so…

Storyteller Mary

A friend reads the Declaration every year with his children. When I studied it with my American Lit. students, I made them consider both sides of the momentous decision and take into account the fact that the outcome was not assured.


That is wonderful, Hank!

Stephanie Saxon Levine

Especially significant to remember in these troubled times

Ruth Krieger

Thank you, Hank! Had to memorize parts in High School and am still impressed by it each time I read/hear it.

The comments to this entry are closed.