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Happy Texas Independence Day!

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Texas Independence Day explained:

Texas Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. This event marked Texas’ independence from Mexico. Sixty delegates from all over Texas signed the declaration. Its language in many ways parallels the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States, which is observed on Independence Day, also known as “the fourth of July”. The Republic of Texas was annexed to the US by joint resolution of the US Congress nine years after the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The US Congress then admitted Texas as a constituent state of the Union on December 29, 1845. Texas Independence Day is an official holiday in Texas. Sam Houston Day is also observed on March 2, marking the birthday of the man who led the Texans to victory over Mexican troops at the battle of San Jacinto.

And the adventure continues.

Posted 02/Mar/2021 ~ 09:20 Central Time #RoscoeEllis #blog #SeniorLiving #history #patriotism #Texas

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I will comply...

... with the directives given today by the National Weather Service in its heat advisory for San Antonio. Included in that advisory is:

The NWS encourages all to stay hydrated and to stay out of the sun if possible.

Roger that, NWS.

As a matter of fact, since we're supposed to have triple-digit temperatures here through the weekend I'll make it a point to stay inside under the a/c and maintain a good level of hydration throughout this heat spell.

The only time I have to be out over the next week is this Friday when I have a face-to-face appointment with my primary care physician. (Relax everyone. It's just a routine visit where he'll lecture me about getting more exercise and losing weight, but he'll tell me that all my lab “numbers” are very good and I'm doing fine. That's how it always goes.) And I'll be riding in an air-conditioned car to his office and back home.

And the adventure continues.

Published on 12 August 2020, ~12:10 CDT, this is my post number 55/100/365 of the blogging challenge.

#100DaysToOffload #blog #RoscoeEllis #Texas #weather

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