Friday, July 3, 2015

Go Forth on July Fourth...

... with these cartoons... and a little trivia....


How did the name "Uncle Sam" originate?

The name "Uncle Sam” originated in 1812, when a meat packer by the name of Sam Wilson provided meat to the U. S. Army. Someone saw the meat shipments that were stamped with U. S. and joked that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam” and the name stuck.

 Who invented fireworks?
The Chinese invented fireworks.



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My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...