Friday, July 4, 2014

The Fourth of July

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Like Christmas, it comes around regularly.  This time I thought I had plenty of time to finish my chores and yet, here it is and we are rushing to get everything done.  It seems that has become normal. 

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But today I will take time to be thankful for living in this country. I have enough common sense to know there are some OTHER great countries in this world where the citizens have freedom, possibly more than the USA, but I do not live in one of those. I feel blessed to have been born in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA.

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I am sure the Canadians are proud to be Canadians and they did not fight for their independence, it came naturally (as I understand it.)  There are times I wonder how we would have fared waiting until we were GIVEN INDEPENDENCE.

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Now I could be wrong in my history but that is my thinking. I am open to correction, and if wrong I will blame it on age.

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Yes! Today I am proud to be an American.

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Happy Fourth OF JULY to my fellow citizens. Have a great day and be thankful.

Nite Shipslog

PS:

No matter how you celebrate. Remember how blessed we are.

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9 comments:

Glenda said...

Happy INDEPENDENCE Day to you two, thank you for your contribution to the 'land of the free'. The flag collection is wonderful!

Paula said...

Happy 4th to you and Sherry and amen to everything you said. We've been doing yard work and thankful we can.

shirl72 said...

I love our Flag, OLD GLORY is flying out front in the flag pole you
constructed. Our Country was
built on WORK, so it is OK after
you salute the Flag to go to work.
GOD BLESS AMERICA, Jack and Sherry. You can sing the song Work for the night is coming, Work till the day is done..so it's OK to work.....
HAPPY FORTH..Love you both.

Back Porch Writer said...

Happy 4th you two!

bonney knox said...

Just think--it all got started because folks were fed up with taxes!

Mevely317 said...

Happy Independence Day, Jack and Sherry ... let freedom ring!

betty said...

A great day to celebrate our independence and our freedom! I hope you and Sherry enjoy the day, Jack!

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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I too am happy to have been born right here in the good old USA. It's been beautiful weather and tonight they say it may even get chilly as our temps will go down in the 40's. So unbelievable as just a couple days ago we were sweltering. It is hard to believe it is the 4th of July. June flew by. Hope you are enjoying a Happy 4th of July!

TARYTERRE said...

Hope you had a HAPPY fourth.