What am I hoping?

July 5, 2016


I hope you had a good 4th of July holiday.

I thought this story about our current flag design was interesting:

In 1958, a history teacher assigned Robert G. Heft and his classmates at Lancaster High School to each redesign the national banner to recognize Alaska and Hawaii, both nearing statehood.

Heft, who was 16 at the time, crafted a new flag from an old 48-star flag and $2.87 worth of blue cloth and white iron-on material.

His creation earned him a B-minus. Heft’s teacher later changed that grade to an A after Heft’s flag was sent to Washington, D.C., and selected by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Heft was one of thousands to submit a flag design with alternating rows of five and six stars. But apparently he was the only person who actually stitched together a flag and shipped it to D.C.

His design became the official national flag in 1960.

More about Mr. Heft here.

You see a lot of strawberry-blueberry desserts for the 4th of July, but I thought these were fun.

4th 1

4th 2

4th 3

And it is Tattoo Tuesday . . .


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