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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Live Free or Die!

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Here are some intriguing state mottos that I've come across while teaching ESL for Citizenship. These phrases tell you a lot about these states, I think. If you could create a motto for your state, what would you write?

Colorado
Nothing Without the Deity

Maryland
Manly deeds, womanly words

Maine
I lead

California
Eureka

New York
Ever upward

New Hampshire
Live free or die (My personal favorite)

Alabama
We Dare Defend Our Rights

Iowa
Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain

Texas
Friendship

Nebraska
Equality before the law

South Carolina
While I breathe, I hope
and
Ready in soul and resource

North Carolina
To be rather than to seem
(I can identify with that one!)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sentiments exactly!
Tracie A.

Anonymous said...

Well said Lisa!!! Love to you and Gigi!
Auntie T

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Amen sister Tracie!
:-)
Love,
Alicia

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Auntie T,
Thanks auntie. Love right back at ya!
Lisa

Regina said...

Interesting mottos! I like NC, NH, and Iowa!

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Regina,
I like all of them, but I'm really into N.C.'s and N.H.'s mottos.
:-)
alicia