Friday, July 4, 2008

The 4th of July, 2008

We had planned on going somewhere to have a cookout or a picnic today, but it's going to be 95+. Too hot to stay in town and be outside. We could go to the mountains, but maybe we'll do that tomorrow. So today we are going to cook hamburgers and sausages on the grill. I already have jello salad (homemade), pasta salad (homemade), potato salad (from store), and beans (from store). This way we can stay in the air conditioning, which is a really good thing.

I have wondered a little today how England feels toward us on the July 4th. Do they care that we have such a huge celebration of our independence from them? Do they feel like parents whose children flaunt their rebellious attitude right in their faces? Or do they think of us at all?

We as Americans are glad of our independence and are appreciative to all the early fathers who penned and supported these words in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...."

These words are a wonderful beginning of one of the greatest documents ever written. God Bless America!


Momstheword said...

Happy Independence Day! I prefer that to "4th of July". We don't have any plans for today. I can appreciate my freedom without a picnic. Probably will watch the fireworks on Skyline Drive tonight, most likely from the nursing home on 5th Street. They usually take some of the residents out front and the view of the fireworks is terrific.

Julie said...

I like the old joke... "Does England have a 4th of July?"

Kay Day said...

I used to visit with an Englishman at the dog park. He's lived here several years. I asked if he celebrated the Fourth of July and he said, "Sure. Why not? Good excuse for a picnic."

Robin said...

Happy 4th of July to you too!

Funny story - there is a lady in our church from England... and our pastor said regarding her husband... He won't be able to celebrate Independence Day because he's still under British Rule. Everyone found the humor including the couple.

QOTW said...

Robin, cute. Thanks everyone for all the good comments.

Toia said...

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