Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Abraham Lincoln and Happy Birthday America


July 4 2010 Chapel Hill Fireworks (52)
Originally uploaded by tommaync

Thinking about July 4 here is Abraham Lincoln, from his First Inaugural Address.
“Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.” – Abraham Lincoln
My husband and I watched "Lincoln", starring Daniel Day-Lewis in a tour de force performance, which is what he often does, and I give this movie a 10 out of 10. I listened to each word, it was that engrossing. It also reminded me that all the political dysfunction today by our President, Congressmen and Senators was occurring then too, so maybe there is hope after all.

22 comments:

Tete said...

I love Abe quotes- wise man.

Marydon Ford said...

Such a wise man!
Happy 4th & big hugs,
TTFN ~ Marydon

Daisy said...

We really enjoyed that movie too. Happy 4th of July to you!

Laurie said...

I've heard so many good things about this movie, I'll watch it soon.

Denise said...

Enjoy your holiday my friend.

bj said...

I have a sign with a saying of Mr. Lincoln's...
LIVE A GOOD LIFE and in the end, it's not the years in the life but the life in the years.....
:)

Chatty Crone said...

Hey - I LOVE AMERICA TOO! Abe was a smart man. sandie

Nancy said...

Happy 4th....I hope it's a great day for you....

Grandmother said...

I've been wanting to watch that movie but now I'll do it.

Wanda said...

It's a wonderful movie. My dearest and I hung on every word too. Oh to have that in the White House today. God help us!

Friko said...

Happy 4th of July, Terra.

Pondside said...

You're right - there have been challenges all through history! I wish you a very Happy Fourth of July!

Lynda said...

One of my friends loves movies with history and she rated this as one of her favorites, too.

Clara said...

A great movie..Happy 4th of July.
~Clara

Sweet Tea said...

I always wonder what our forefathers would think if they could see our country today. I wonder if it is what they envisioned. . May God continue to bless our country and may peace reign in our homeland.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sounds like a great movie, I hope your holiday was great!
Hugs,
Patti

Casa Mariposa said...

I've heard that movie is awesome. I may go check it out. :o)

Introverted Art said...

Thank you for stopping by. I am perusing your space now :)

Delvalina said...

Abraham Lincoln is one ofmy favorite people.

Thank you Terra for visiting and and leave such a wonderful comment that made my day :)

Happy belated 4th July.
I would love to be friend in Christ for you. and I am so happy to have a friend from States.

Blessing from Indonesia :)

Delvalina

Denise said...

Yes,We have hope as long as We have breath .Blessings to you-Denise

Crystal Mary said...

I have heard that movie is a very good one. Happy 4th of July, its so good to live in a free country. xx

Prens said...

Enjoy your holiday my friend.