Election Day

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MAIN THREATS

No major threats in sight.

SUMMARY

I’m a bit late with today’s post because I was escorting my 87 years young Grandma Lorene Lowe to the poll this morning to vote. That was quite the special moment. She hasn’t voted since Ronald Reagan ran for office. It was really cool seeing her cast her vote for me, her favorite grandson (ha), for county commissioner.

As for the forecast, we’ll see cloudy skies and scattered showers again today. It will be very similar to what we saw yesterday.

Rain chances drop off tomorrow and on through the weekend, though we will still see mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms scattered around.

Next week looks to be continued unsettled, with more showers and storms.

RECORDS

Today, we are looking at this section a bit differently. On this day in 1776, 56 delegates of Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. The original hand written draft was constructed exactly a month earlier, on July 2. The more poetic version was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and was delivered on July 4th. It really is a wonder that we don’t celebrate Independence day today.

After the handwritten draft was accepted, it was sent to the presses so that a formal version of it could be signed. Delegates signed the document on this day, beginning with the northernmost colony and ending with the southernmost.

The original document stated, “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.”

News of this declaration being signed on August 2 arrived in London eight days later.

As for the weather during that summer of 1776, it was hot. Very hot. And they had no air conditioning. Tempers flared multiple times during negotiations of the declaration and it’s a wonder anything was accomplished. But, thank goodness they persevered!

You all have a great day and be sure to always exercise your right to vote.

2 thoughts on “Election Day

  1. Good luck today!:-)

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