KNOWN AS THE FOURTH OF JULY AND/OR INDEPENDENCE DAY, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. The tradition of Independence Day celebrations, however, goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.
In June 1776, representatives of the thirteen colonies, then fighting in a revolutionary struggle, weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence; and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Happy Birthday, America!
A third new Riverview page was posted today, 4/20/2022. It's called RIVERVIEW: The Bobs and can be found at the end of the topics to the left of this page. You can go to it by clicking on its name or by the copy and paste method: https://www.fengerjune1958.com/RIVERVIEW-Bobs.htm
GROWING UP IN THE 40S & 50S
Our new series has become so long that it's now divided into 5 pages or sections. You will find it at the bottom of the list of topics to the left of this HOME PAGE. Look for its title -- GROWING UP IN THE 40s & 50s -- and then choose the subtitle you wish or you can copy and paste the link below in your browser.
6/22 Post: "Daily Life in the 50s"
Copy & paste:
Or click on GROWING UP IN THE 40s & 50s and choose "Overview" from the Flyout Menu
NEW PETALS FROM ROSELAND POSTED
"What We Love about Roseland" is the new article by CJ Martello that appears in his PETALS FROM ROSELAND page. Just click on ROSELAND from the list of topics to the left of this page and choose PETALS . . . form the fly-out menu. Enjoy!
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT ARE
TOO SHY TO ASK
We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.
The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.
A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.
So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.
A NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.
So, welcome to the World of Fenger - June 1958!