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Historical Weekend Wisdom: Preserving Freedom

Welcome to the next to the last weekend of Historical Weekend Wisdom.

Today’s quote from John Adams should make everyone stop and think. We will never truly know what it cost President Adams’ generation to establish our freedom. A freedom so many of our fellow citizens are willing to surrender.

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.

John Adams (click WhiteHouseHistory.org to learn more about his life and presidency.)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Weekend Wisdom: Memorial Day 2015

For love of country they accepted death… 

James A. Garfield

20th President 

United States of America

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

Francis Marion Crawford

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:

Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

Minot J. Savage

Weekend Wisdom: Bohemian Revolution Edition

Welcome to the Bohemian Revolution edition of Weekend Wisdom!  Today’s post is inspired by the movie “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) staring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

McGregor portrays an English writer who moves to Paris in 1899 to join the Bohemian Revolution.  He meets some revolutionaries and writes a show encompassing the revolutions’ ideals – Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love.  Kidman is the star and courtesan at the Moulin Rouge where the show (“Spectacular, Spectacular”) will be performed.


The quote about love was used in the movie.  The other quotes are ones I felt fit the theme.




There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.



The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 


“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

From the song “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez



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