Yesterday was a busy one! First I took this photo of this beautiful Begonia that Dayle has wintered over 2 winters.. funny thing, it was such a cool, damp Summer for most of it that it just now bloomed and it's September! But isn't it yummy?
WASHINGTON, DC - Sunday, September 17, 2006, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of Americas most important document is one of our country's least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.
The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.
Then I went on to my daughter's house to watch my older granddaughter while she took the 3 year old to the doctor to check on something, which turned out fine. Then they packed their things in my car and I brought the girls home for a sleepover - for 2 nights. They're here now and so sweet, playing with our collection of toys.
Well, off I go to play with the girls. Thanks for visiting!!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)