Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Spotlight Stories Revisited

     Here at Hibiscus House as well as where you are I am sure it is such a busy time of year. I thought that I would run the Spotlight Stories for you all to read and enjoy again and if you have not read them I hope you will enjoy them.  
     This is not what I started with in this blog but it has been one fulfilling, interesting sideline to talk to people even if it is just online from far away.  
     I still love the simple life Chuck and I have out here.  I will continue to write simple things but I want to thank everyone who has shared a part of themselves with me in these stories.
     If you would like to have your story on Spotlight Hibiscus House please feel free to let me know and we will certainly get it on.

Spotlight:  A Man Named Pearl

Debbie Bosworth, on the beach

Spotlight: Cottle Farms Columbia, Joy Dawn Cottle

Spotlight: Martha Richburg Dimery & Her Chicken Cake

Spotlight: Martha Richburg Dimery & Her Banjo Pickin

Spotlight: Ethel Hogue Ealson


 I certainly hope you enjoyed these stories as much as I have.  Please visit often and have a great day.  Remember as Steve Hartman says "Everyone Has a Story To Tell"  I have to agree with him. People are very interesting.  



  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these spotlight stories...and you are so right. Everyone has a story to tell :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

    1. Thank you so much Heather, they do have interesting tales don't they?

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    1. Thank you sweet Martha for all of your endearing stories and your wonderful blog.

  3. I too have loved your spotlight stories Dolly! People ARE interesting!
    hugs from the northeast!

  4. Oh Thank you Deb, I sure loved them all including yours my friend!


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