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    Default Fourth of July Independence Day:

    The Declaration of Independence is a 'statement' adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire.

    According to the Welsh Society of Philadelphia, 16 of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence were of Welsh descent:

    George Clymer, Stephen Hopkins, Robert Morris, William Floyd, Francis Hopkinson, John Morton, Button Gwinnett, Thomas Jefferson, John Penn, George Read, John Hewes, Francis Lewis, James Smith, Williams Hooper, Lewis Morris, and William Williams. This represents the largest ethnic group of signatories on the original document. Thomas Jeffersons' family originated from Snowdonia and were fluent Welsh speakers.

    VIA: The History of Wales

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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    Is Button a Welsh name ? Or would his parents call him that as a jest. Just imagine what his siblings could be called . Needle or Thread , Thimble or Pin. Cheers JS.
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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    I would see the name Button as being recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a maker of buttons. The surname Button is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.

    Believe the direct translation in Welsh is botwm. Any Welsh connection would be a semi Anglo reference to ones trade, hence: Dai the milk etc, though again Anglosised - if that is a word, would see something like LLewelyn the bottom. Hence doubt any Welsh lest connect with tailor, draper etc.

    William the ?astard is well known from the French connection but, again different times and could see in the likes of Shakespeare etc - Needle or Thread , Thimble or Pin evolving into tiny, small etc. Was not one of his creations not Tiny Tim? Could be someone else's writings? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP8ycH530O4 ? LOL. K.

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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Is Button a Welsh name ? Or would his parents call him that as a jest. Just imagine what his siblings could be called . Needle or Thread , Thimble or Pin. Cheers JS.


    Actually forgot about Shakespeare's bottom, though never saw it personally, his was Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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    Bet Ann Hathaway didn’t as she wrapped him up in his goose greased bandages after his annual bath. JS
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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    Independence day 2020 will stay in my mind for some years to come.
    Friday night the hot water service, after 27 years and 3 months spit the dummy.
    No bloody hot water she yelled.
    Cal up the brother, we have a job in the morning.

    Off to Bunnings and buy a new one, get it home and start to fit it.
    All done, fire her up.
    Yes going well, then bang, off again.

    Will not restart no matter what.
    Have a good look, the working parts are stuffed, the outer cover on the controls is all burned.

    Back to Bunnings with photos to explain.
    Nasty, he said take another one and bring the old one back.

    So we do, fit the new one ,take out the other one and back to Bunnings.

    No worries mate, will send back to the company.

    Now working well, many thanks to the girls in Bunnings, they are great, theirs bloods worth bottling.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    July 4 always reminds me of April 1, April fools day , some didn’t know the rules and went past the time of noon. When they did the victim would screech, “ April fool has been and gone, Your the fool and I”m not one “ . A moral victory of mind over matter ? JS

    #6. John were the bits made in China ? JS
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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    July 4th over for another year now also.

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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    Looks like YOU all are doing OK without us ? Yes, we claimed our independence, however, WE did a great job of mucking it up. The handling of the COVID-19 crisis by OUR government has been a joke. Regardless, PLEASE, stay vigilant and smart about the health of YOUR country and its citizens...

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    Default Re: Fourth of July Independence Day:

    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    July 4 always reminds me of April 1, April fools day , some didn’t know the rules and went past the time of noon. When they did the victim would screech, “ April fool has been and gone, Your the fool and I”m not one “ . A moral victory of mind over matter ? JS

    #6. John were the bits made in China ? JS
    No John, a Rheem all made here in Oz
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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