Saturday, July 3, 2021

Happy Independence Day!


 No, I haven't done that, but I applaud the men who did for their courage and bravery.

Anyway.....

  We don't celebrate the date, we celebrate the event which occurred on the date.

I know I don't have to tell this to the people who stop by here, as we also say "Merry Christmas", and not "Happy Holidays". I think we lost something when people started  celebrating the date, and not the reason. To most, it's just another day off work or school, and a reason to stuff yourself with food and drink, and that's sad. 

And I think it's a major part of what happened to get us into the condition we are now.

Enjoy the date, but please, remember the reason.

12 comments:

  1. Happy Independence Day to y'all. We finally had some Monsoon showers this afternoon. Gave the desert a badly needed soaking. There are still some flash flood warnings around the state but we're OK here.

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    1. Same to you and Damsel! We've been getting sprinkles and the occasional .03" of rain, but we need much more.

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    2. I've been asking the good Lord to send some of our rain your way!

      And Happy Independence Day to you all! Be safe and God bless.

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    3. The West always needs rain. Thank you for the prayers, Linda.

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  2. Yes, Happy INDEPENDENCE Day...

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    1. It's just bugs me with all the emphasis on the DATE!

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  3. Hope you and your's have had a good Independence Day.

    Thank Thomas Jefferson for such eloquent words. But it all boils down to "Bugger Off King George III".

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    1. TLG (grandson) came by about noon, and we played for a while, then he napped while I played radio (got 6 of the 13 colonies!), then we went around the cul-de-sac on his tricycle saying hello to neighbors while the wife was reading, then we had pizza and watched the Lego Batman Movie (very clever dialog, btw), then I went and picked up pizza, and we continued the merryment until bath time, then bedtime.

      Whew.....a 4-year old can really go when he's on full afterburner!

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    2. I know about that "afterburner" effect. Thankfully, my youngest grandsons who live close by are 8 and (nearly) 10. They have slowed down in some ways and in others they haven't.

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    3. Yeah, when he takes off, you'd better be ready. He tires my wife out in about two hours, and she sits down for a while, and it's my turn. Then it's usually nap time, and when he wakes up, it's rinse-and-repeat again!

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