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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 4 months ago

    Happy Independence Day all! ;)

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 4 months ago

    That is when the trans. went out on my ’65 Mustang….

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 4 months ago

    Thought Davy Crockett was supposed to have fixed that.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 4 months ago



    The following information is from: “The World Book Encyclopedia” Volume 11 Published by: FIELD ENTERPRISES EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION
    Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago 54, Illinois.
    Library of Congress Catalog Number: 63-7006 (Page: 210)

    The encyclopedia article cites this as the text of the information card that was with the “Liberty Bell” at that time.

    “By Order of the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania for the State House in Philadelphia, Pass and Stow, Philadelphia, MDCCLIII.

    This bell was first cast in England. It broke in ringing after its arrival and was recast in Philadelphia from the same metal, with the same inscription, in 1753.

    In the adjoining yard it rang at each successive anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration until 1835.

    It broke July 8, that year, while tolling during the funeral solemnities of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, who died in this city.”



    The same source says the bell was rung on June 6, 1944 when the Allied forces landed in France. That ringing was broadcast to all parts of the United States.


    The inscription on the bell is part of a verse from the Bible (Leviticus 25:10) King James Version.

    “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”


    The breaks in the citation “By Order of the Assembly…” are mine to make for easier reading. It is all one paragraph on the card.
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  5. Al S.

    Al S. said, 4 months ago

  6. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer said, 4 months ago

  7. whaleman

    whaleman said, 4 months ago

    The Chuck Jones T&J’s are miles better than T&S!

  8. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 4 months ago

    @ Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)
    That’s the sort of thing which happened to my dad’s 1970 Plymouth Duster. That year, Chrysler dropped their 5yr/50,000 mile warranty and changed it to 12month/12,000 miles, I think. Anyway, the carburetor float stuck in the wrong position and excess fuel wiped out the piston rings at 12,500 miles. I was impressed that he did a ring job in Toronto, in a relative’s garage, 250 miles from home.

  9. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    If you do go to see the Liberty Bell, be prepared for a near strip search. I’m still a bit perturbed about that, given what it is supposed to celebrate.

  10. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 4 months ago

    to ‘gopher gofer’: I don’t care how good you think Miss Nyro is: No one beats the lead singer from the ‘Fifth Dimension’ in doing ’Wedding Bell Blues! So there !!!

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 4 months ago

    @whaleman

    The Chuck Jones T&J’s are miles better than T&S!

    For those who don’t know:

    T&J = Tom and Jerry
    T&S = Tweety and Sylvester.

  12. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 4 months ago

    @IndyMan

    to ‘gopher gofer’: I don’t care how good you think Miss Nyro is: No one beats the lead singer from the ‘Fifth Dimension’ in doing ’Wedding Bell Blues! So there !!!

    No need to get snippy about it.

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 4 months ago

    @IndyMan

    You like her so much and don’t know her name? Some fan.

  14. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, 4 months ago

    @jeffc42

    Interesting.. I reckon the security was tightened after 9-11. I saw the bell in 1997. That whole area of Philly left a lump in my throat. I think The most revered place was John Hancocks desk in Independance hall, but The view of the Bell Pavilion from the original Belfry was awe inspiring.

  15. michael.c.wescott

    michael.c.wescott said, 4 months ago

    The first time I saw the bell it was on display in the center hall of Independce Hall in Philly. One could walk up to it and touch it.

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