Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

To all friends, followers, and visitors ... Happy Independence Day! Today is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Scarce American Flag Postcard
by artist Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle
(January 8, 1865 - January 7, 1934)
She was the most prolific souvenir/postcard and greeting card artist of her era.
Note: 48-star flag prior to July 4, 1959.

Here at John's Island we are in the midst of a summer break. We'll be back for more fun posting in the blogosphere and will catch up with your blog in the not too distant future.


Back of the unused card.

In the meantime, let us leave you with the following fascinating fact ...
Americans consume roughly 150 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July — enough to stretch from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles five times.
     -- Wikipedia

Seattle Centennial Park

Although I've shared a multitude of photos from my daily waterfront walks, I don't recall mentioning the trail goes through Seattle...