Posted by McKenna Burr on Jul 1, 2015

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Motivational Tip: No "Bad" Days- We all have days when things don't go our way. Don't label an entire day "bad" because of a mishap or two (or three). Take a deep breath, smile and remember the good things that happened, too.

Happy Birthday America! Celebrate your liberty, display the flag, wear red, white and blue, sing patriotic songs. However you spend Independence Day, make sure you have some fun!

Cowboy Serenade and Dinner- What better way to spend a Friday night than having yummy KFC dinner while enjoying wonderful cowboy music from our now favorites Rick and Margie.

Trivia Whiz: Declaration Details- As freedom rings this Fourth of July, explore these facts about the Declaration of Independence.

-Initial autograph: John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, was the first to sign the document. His signature is the largest, and the term "John Hancock" remains a common expression for a signature.

  • Striking Script: Historians say Timothy Matlack, clerk to the secretary of the Congress, is most likely the scribe who write out the famous script using a quill pen and ink.
  • Colonial Copies: Paper copies of the declaration were printed on the night of July 4th to be distributed throughout the Colonies. Only 26 of these versions exists today, and most are held in museums.

Father's Day BBQ!

A BIG THANK YOU to our kitchen staff for making this day extra special for our residents, the hamburgers were yummy!

At the Aquarium!

We loaded the bus and took a trip to the Aquarium, it was a unique experience of exploration and discovery for all of us, we loved it!

Wit and Wisdom:

"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Mohandas Gandhi

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey

"One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history." - Jack Canfield

"History never looks like history when you are living through it." - John W. Gardner

"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have." -Marge Piercy