Bright Lights: The Real Boston Tea Party

December 16th is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

This Day in history: the Boston Tea Party

The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade.

The name has been hijacked.

Being a Boston Girl #BostonStrong even in Florida we love our Boston History.

These people, if they were alive today would not allow the shenanigans that are going on.

They would not want to scare us. They would embolden us.

For instance, we would have more choices for our cable.

Why do you think?

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_%28United_States%29

“Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed

Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on the holiday. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only U.S. President to have been born on Independence Day.”

A few years back I spent the 4th in Guatemala and I had a great time but it was really weird.

Today I thought I’d share some photos of some of my favorite July 4th spots.

Here we are at the beginning. Only kidding.

Here we are at the beginning. Only kidding.

Boston

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right near here the best concert ever! Pops goes the 4th.

right near here the best concert ever! Pops goes the 4th.

Sebago Lake , Maine My Happy Place

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sunset at shaw acres

Colorado

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Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

New Mexico

Taos Road to the  rez The Cowgirl Santa Fe

Sitting on a sailboat in Elliot Key

Elliot Key

Key West

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Key West

Stuart

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Jensen Beach

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Happy 4th of July!

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AMERICA (1924) — D.W. Griffith, Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Lionel Barrymore

AMERICA (1924)
Starring: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Lionel Barrymore, Louis Wolheim
Directed by D.W. Griffith

The First Earth Day Boston Mass

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I was looking for some info on the first Earth Day and I came across this really cool footage of students trying to have a peaceful protest at Logan and then all hell broke loose. Innocent people trying to make a point get arrested.

Then I found this years version.  Quite a difference from the old days that’s for sure.

http://www.partyearth.com/boston/holidays/earth-day-7/#description

“In 2009, the United Nations agreed to name April 22nd International Mother Earth Day to recognize the importance of the world’s vital ecosystems. Nearly forty years before in 1970, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day and drew over 20 million participants to its first celebration. Today, more than one billion people in 200-plus countries across the globe celebrate Earth Day annually.

America’s most patriotic city, Boston, joins in on the Earth Day party, becoming one of the nation’s most environmentally conscious cities in April.

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Earth Day in Boston boasts a myriad of Earth Day events like the Charles River Cleanup. Though a famous song called “Dirty Water” is one of Beantown’s anthems, around 3,000 volunteers pick up trash along the water to make it look as clean as possible.

Individuals who want to look as sparkling as the Charles attend the Earth Day Eco-Beauty Bar, which features mini-massages, spa treatments, and samplings of organic skin care and eco-friendly wellness products. Meanwhile, Earth Day celebrations like Earth Day on the Greenway provide fun for the whole family with face painting, music, games, and food trucks.

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Boston might be known for its Red Sox, but April brings a host of green events that make Beantown one of the most festive metropolises on Earth Day. ”

It’s amazing to me that children can learn to sail at Community Boating in clean water.

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  and we can’t have earth day without this sing a long. I love and miss you my home town!
Here’s the Dirty Water Song by the Standells.