Tag Archives: 4th of July

Independence Day…2017

 The 4th of July makes me think of many things. Cookouts at my Auntie Ida’s, chicken sizzling on the grill. A trash can filled with ice cold Coca-Colas, my mother’s famous potato salad served in a bright green bowl. White … Continue reading

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Nice France July 14, 2016

I can’t stop reading nor thinking about what happened in Nice, 84 people dead, 200 injured and still some unaccounted for. Bastille Day is the French Fourth of July, and it’s hard not to imagine a tragedy like the one … Continue reading

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Independence Day

I ask myself, what does the 4th of July really mean to me…what does it bring up most in my heart? I was raised a patriot.  From the American flag fluttering from our front porch to knowing my dad served … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring

I’ve always considered myself a patriot knowing how lucky I am to live in the greatest country in the world. Even when it’s off kilter abusing itself by ignoring global warming, or by being witness to the greed wielded by … Continue reading

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What So Proudly We Hail

Today is the 4th of July, a really big day in America’s history. It’s the day marking our independence from Britain thanks to the valor of many in a wretched seven year war.  I have to say I am involuntarily … Continue reading

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