As you read this, you probably have the grill fired up and are enjoying a celebration with family and friends. You might even be planning to take advantage of many of the activities offered by the City of Heflin! (I hope so!) Regardless, I trust that you will completely relish the day! The following people will have another celebration to enjoy this week as well. Happy birthday to them all.
July 4-Vickie Grubbs, Johnny Campbell and Juanita Brown. July 5- Maisie Maloney, Cherelle Strong, Stephen Clay, Darrell Cavender, Ashleigh Sprayberry and Delmer Bliss. July 6-Kay Yancy, Lamar Perry, Drew Shelton, Susan Barr, Sally Carmichael, Gary Snow and Johnny Kent. July 7-Sandra Ashley, Johnathan Bearden, Robert Hall, Alice Krause, Sandra Driggers and Jennifer Braden. July 8-Gayle Jarrett, Tim Allen, Tony Dodson, Roger Bowman, Jonathan Sanders, Jake Borden and Kyle Morris. July 9-Dawson Howle, Shelia Fordham, Toye Thrasher, Jim Barber, Ted Sanders, Brittany McCormick, Doris Dunn, Annie Render, Shelby Davis, Jake Borden, Connie Hamrick, Samantha Snow, Susan Smith, Malene Rollins and Michael Jordan. July 10-Betty Lee, Addison Whitman, Krista Trailor, Andy Brown and Kristy Harvard.
Speaking of celebrations, these anniversary couples will have some fireworks of their own this week.
July 5-Jerry and Wilma Brown…Duddler and Mary Smith. July 7-Corey and Casey Humphries…Phil and Denise Webb…The couple of the week will celebrate 68 amazing years together on this date! I take great pride in wishing Arlin and Quanita Ashley a very happy anniversary! I hope they have a great day! July 8-David and Beverly Johnson…J.J. and Stacey Benefield. July 9-Mike and Teri Johnson.
Jimmie Nell Vise, Sherry Brown, Glenn Shortt, Mildred Hollis, Betty Lee, Lamar Davis, James-Riley Kent, Kerry Smith, Malene Bowen, Charles Laminack, Terry Benefield, Kathy Jacks, Glenn Berry, Sara Noland, Ken Sanders, Rider Bearden, Gearld Brown, Jackie Stovall and Merrill Hayes.
Just So You Know
As you relax and enjoy your day, here are some little known facts about the Fourth of July. You can file it under “trivial information that I might need one day if I am ever on Jeopardy”.
1. Even though we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th, the original declaration was adopted by Congress on the 2nd and revised on the 4th.
2. Three U.S. Presidents have died on the 4th. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died 1826…within hours of one another. James Monroe died in 1831.
3. The Fourth of July did not become a legal holiday until 1941.
4. The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence was 26 year old Edward Rutledge and the oldest was 70 year old Benjamin Franklin.
5. It is estimated by a consumer organization that on any given Fourth of July, 150 million hotdogs will be consumed.
Until next week…remember…If a person is good because they fear punishment and hope they get rewarded, they are indeed a sorry human being.
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