Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!!

Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

Our preacher read this part of the letter John Adams wrote to his wife yesterday in church and the part about guns caught my attention because something John and I always try to do is shoot guns on Independence Day!  So I *love* this letter and will remember it for a long time that the founding fathers always intended for us to have guns and enjoy them!
So, what did my wonderful husband get me for Independence Day?  Single Action 357s that are consecutive serial numbers!  HECK YEAH!!!!!!!  Spoiled?  Yep you could say that!

They are a blast to shoot!

It will take some figuring out to be able to shoot them both at the same time.  My thumbs are a little bit to short to reach the hammers easily. . . But I will get it figured out.  Dry fire will help.  And I'll probably have to have a different set of holsters if I'm going to quick draw, these aren't very slick.  But one step at a time.  I need to find out what else J needs for reloading and get him started! 
Praying for God's protecion, love, and rain on your Independence Day!  


  1. I read this same letter John Adams to my hubby & kids before we went to sleep last night! I want my children to know all about our history & the sacrifices that have been made for our freedoms.

  2. That's awesome Becki! You're such a great mom! I wish there were more like you!

  3. Missy, this is just about the coolest, made me grin, thank God for common sense -- and Oklahoma!, wish I had a pair of 357's like your's website I've ever run across!

    Sorry I haven't visited you until's been a bit crazy (but always blessed, as you pointed out so well.) Can hardly wait to show this post to my hubby in the morning! Take care.

  4. Kimby. . .
    I hope hubby liked the post as well and our "new" tradition for Independence Day! Hope you got some much needed rain over your way the last couple days!