20 June 2007

Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth!

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth)

We're settling in to our summer routine of not doing much at all! Actually, that's not true. Larry's about to have 2 weeks of very hard work preparing the FLEX students to go to the US for their year of study abroad. And I am planning for my Camp, and researching all of the fun places we will go in Budapest.

We have very frequent visitors; so many that we have to keep a schedule of them on our calendar. That's how I discovered "Juneteenth." Check it out, it's an interesting holiday to know about. Last week Ben and brothers, this week Shelley, Casey, Ezra, Celeste...

I'm headed up to Lutsk tomorrow to help out with the softball teams there. It's all-star season already, and they want me to help the pitchers and pitch some batting practice. We'll see if my arm holds up, and I don't hit too many batters!

I've been keeping a list of funny t-shirt sayings. Things in English are very fashionable, even if they make no sense at all. Some of my favorites:


I took wrestling lesson for annual greyhound sale

Space vixen (worn by a boy)

Stop looking for love in all the me wrong

Successfull.

2 comments:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. said...

Juneteenth is America's 2nd Independence Day.

Together we will see Juneteenth become a National Holiday in America.

"DOC"
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
www.Juneteenth.us

DOC said...

Juneteenth is America’s 2nd Independence Day celebration. Americans of African descent were trapped in the tyranny of enslavement on the country's first "4th of July", 1776, Independence Day. We honor our ancestors, Americans of African descent, who heard the news of freedom and celebrated with great joy and jubilation, on the "19th of June", Juneteenth, 1865.

It took over 88 years for the news of freedom to be announced in Southwest Texas, over two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln.

The National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign has worked diligently for several years to establish legislation in 29 states to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance, the District of Columbia, as well as the Congress of the United States. This has been a great accomplishment for the "Modern Juneteenth Movement" in America, reaching far beyond the establishment of Juneteenth as a state holiday in the place were it all began, in Texas, first celebrated in 1980.

Together we will see Juneteenth become a National Holiday in America!

“DOC”
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
www.Juneteenth.us
www.19thofJune.com
www.njclc.com
www.JuneteenthJazz.com