Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Fourth!

To all Americans, wherever you may be, Happy Fourth of July. It’s time for barbecue, beer or wine coolers, fireworks, and friends.

The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day, as in, we won our independence from Great Britain and became our own country with no one else to blame for our problems and only ourselves to congratulate for all the good stuff, like … the Model T Ford and reality TV and Pecan Pie and the Grand Canyon and … you know, good stuff like that.

In addition to eating, drinking, laughing and making loud noises to scare dogs into whimpering puddles, it’s a time to say thank you to the men and women who keep our country independent and safe. Thank you to those serving now, to those who have served since the beginning of the U.S., and to those who will serve in the future.

I hope you all have a fabulous Fourth of July. And if you don’t like fireworks, beer, wine, or meat and have no friends…go to the park and read a book. You’ll make a friend or two and may even pick up a runaway dog. Take a leash and doggie treats.
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17 comments:

  1. Happy Fourth of July, Helen.

    And this is as good a time as any to tell you that I very recently read Lost Symbol, and found it to be exactly as you described.

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  2. Happy July 4th, Helen! Hope you'll enjoy some good food with friends. :)

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  3. I hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

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  4. Hope you're having a great Fourth of July.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  5. I'm glad to hear that, Rayna. You never know if someone else will feel or see a book the same way you do.

    Happy Fourth to one and all, whether you're here in the U.S. or in some other country. (I'm not Canadian, but I loved reading the Happy Canada Day posts.)

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  6. Happy 4th to you too, Helen! I agree, and posted on my blog at length about it, a large part of our celebration, more than the picnics, parties, drinks, etc., should be a sense of gratitude for the brave men and women who have paid and still are paying the immense price of our freedom.

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  7. Happy Independence Day, Marvin.

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  8. Happy Independence Day dear Helen! I hope you are having just the sort of day you need and want...I will think of you as a mermaid wearing red white and blue and singing America, the Beautiful as you swim about the pool...hey it's my mind!

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  9. Good advice, Helen. Who doesn't love dogs?
    Happy Fourth to you as well.

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  10. Jan, I love that idea.

    Alex, I love dogs. I even love hot dogs.

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  11. I agree about the hot dogs; they don't bark and jump at you and sniff you in the crotch >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  12. Made me laugh, Cold As Heaven!

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  13. Hope your 4th is wonderful! :)

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  14. Happy 4th July :)
    I hope you had a great weekend :)

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  15. I have a couple of cool stories involving dogs, really big dogs (Siberian Husky and Berner Sennen), from my younger days. Maybe I'll write them down some time >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  16. Now I've been visiting all 5; very nice blogs all of them >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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