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Pop Rocket Game Coming This August #GoliathGames


This summer have summer fun with Pop Rocket!  Pop Rocket by Crown and Andrews/Goliath Games will be available August 2018.  For 2-4 players, ages 4 and Up .

To win you just need to catch the most stars when he pops his rocket.


Easy to pop the rocket and get the popping started.

  1. Find a floor, or a table, and set up  Pop Rocket.  With the star catching cups placed around the rocket you’re ready for some popping fun.|

With Pop Rocket you get to catch the falling stars.  Fill the rocket, throw the dice, pull the string, and the countdown begins.  Tick,tick,tick…POP!

Did You Know

Declaration of Independence #Happy4thOfJuly #StarSpangled #RocketsRedGlear #GodBlessAmerica

Did you know that there are 21 things  You Didn’t Know About the 4th of July per The Quad.

 Here are a few things I learned.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the only future US Presidents that signed the declaration of Independence, and died on the 4th of July.  Not in different years but within a few hours apart.  WOW!

5 years later President James Monroe also passed away on the 4th of July.

The 4th of July was also a Happy Birthday!  President Calvin Coolidge was born in 1842, July 4th.

Benjamin Franklin, age 70,  was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Edward Rutledge, age 26, was the youngest person to sign the DOI.

It took 15 years for the people to call July 4th, Independence Day.  What took them so long?

The cornerstone for Freedom Tower in New York was placed on July 4th 2004  “To honor and remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 and as a tribute to the enduring spirit of freedom.”

 Click here to check out 15 more things you didn’t know about the 4th of July

This list made me realize that the 4th of July should never be taken for granted, that freedom is not given freely.  We MUST NEVER take freedom for granted.

The 4th, of July can be celebrated but remember that this date was not given to our founding fathers on a silver platter.  They had been living under the boot of a King, and they FOUGHT to give the boot to the tyrant King!   They did it without fear of the consequences of their actions.  If they had lost to Great Britain they would have lost their Lives, their Fortunes, and their sacred Honor.

However, with their strong faith in God, Life, and Liberty they paved the way for AMERICA!.  Not a perfect America, for nothing is perfect, but a country where the people have the power over their lives, not the a King or any government.  If we should forget that “We Hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.  We will no longer have a United States that our founding fathers fought for.

Happy 4th of July!

God Bless America!!

Never forget what the  Declaration of Independence says:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

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Brookside Chocolate #ThatsBallsy

It’s never too late to set another goal or to dream a new dream. That’s ballsy.  Been through a lot in life. A daughter of immigrants, grew up on the streets of New York City, graduated high school, got a job then got married, had children, went back to work, survived breast cancer, became a mother in law, watched my husband beat lung cancer, still enjoying my parents,  and the best part I became a Nanna.  Life takes balls.  Love the That’s Ballsy campaign from Brookside Chocolate reminding us life is for living and loving and sharing. Yes I share my dark chocolates filled with yummy fruit with my sweet grand niece Miss Emma.

Semi retired now I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life. Growing up in the 60’s is a little different than being in my 60s’ but it is okay. One day at a time, time to live our life and forget our age.

Stay Ballsy.

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Beer School by Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans #DIY #CraftBeer

Smile, now you can make your own beer.  Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, you will learn about  the finest artisan crafts, including ales, lagers, porters, stouts, and IPA beers. Plus, with the lowdown on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware, Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and get the best from every sip. Life Is Brewtiful.

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