With words that at the time were probably regarded as heresy "that all men and women are created equal," the document also listed 18 grievances, including the lack of the right to vote. The battle -- which would take 72 years -- had begun.
I moved to Astoria on a February day, when the daffodils were in full bloom and the snow was on the red, red roses. I didn't need a green thumb to figure out what had been staring me in the face: These flowers were fakes.
This season has been a bit of a letdown for me, as once the characters were out of their prep school uniforms and into the "real" world a lot of the fun seemed to have evaporated. But last night's season finale did not disappoint.
Just because the cameramen get a vacation doesn't mean our favorite gossip girls and boys aren't up to their usual shenanigans. Thankfully, they were kind enough to send the Huffington Post holiday cards that kept us up to speed.