Sunday, July 4, 2010

1776


The Declaration of Independence (copy), Old Courthouse Museum, Dover, Delaware (August 2009)
On this day in 1776, my mother-in-law's great-great-great- ... grandfather, Roger Sherman, signed this document. I just love that I, a naturalized US citizen, married into a family with a connection to US history.

14 comments:

spacedlaw said...

A great moment.

raf said...

And proud you should be, Tash. A beautiful post for the occasion. Happy Holiday!

Petrea said...

Wonderful and amazing, Tash. The US (not to mention California) is lucky to have you!

Antjas said...

I was watching HBO's John Adams today and I was wondering which one is Tash's relative. Thanks for reminding me.

Hilda said...

Wow, that's pretty awesome, Tash! Happy Independence Day to your adopted country!

佳順佳順 said...

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Mister Earl said...

Very nice connection, Tash. Someone I know mentioned Roger Sherman and several other signers today in an email. He'd been in the play "1776" and knew all the names.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Tash
wow thanks for sharing this beautiful post, so important moment to your family!
Hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

An amazing connection, Tash. Thanks for sharing part of your story with us. I love that your story is part of the nation's story.

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic, Tash!
What a neat connection to have to the U.S.!

-K- said...

Wow - I'm (indirectly) blogging to the Thomas Jefferson!

Kaori said...

Wonderful family history! Love that feather pen :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

six degrees of separation (I think)

Lori Lynn said...

I just love that too.
LL