Part of the stated mission of this blog is to highlight Americans who
bring a lot to the table. Many times these great Americans are the guy
or lady next door. They are ordinary folks who would go unnoticed other
than when you see them loading up to go shopping or strolling out to the
curb to get their daily mail. You might see them a thousand times,
greet them on occasion and even have a conversation with them from time
to time. Still, you don't really know them. This is so because these
people don't call unnecessary attention to themselves or let on that
they are indeed forged of a hotter fire.
On the outside you recognize these folks as your neighbors or fellow
church goers, but hiding inside them is a person you should know about.
The images you will see below represent a piece of who I am.
I am a Texan. A died-in-the-wool, 100%, I'll Brag About the Lady That is
Texas Till My Last Breath Texan. Texas is my home. She is the Damnedest
Lady You Ever Saw that welcomes me with open arms every time I go back
and caresses me with a kind of comfort only she can give. An
inexplicable peace of mind that reassures me that I am an Eternal Piece
of Something Blessed by God.
I have not been Home in almost eight years, but She is in my heart every
waking minute of every waking day. My wife thinks I'm nuts. Maybe I am.
One thing is certain, however. I am a Texan.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary...
Thus begins the Declaration of Independence,
(full text at link) a document so powerful that it would change the
course of World History. This amazing manuscript was adopted by
representatives of the Original 13 Colonies on July 4,1776 and concluded
with these stirring words, "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."