Happy Birthday America!

This is how to sing the Star Spangled Banner!

I suspect I’m not a super patriotic person.fourth_of_july  Don’t get me wrong.  I love this country, but I don’t usually go around waving flags and wrapping myself in them.  Considering that I’ve only been to about 12 countries, I’ve been to enough countries to appreciate that there’s no better game on this green planet than the U.S.  Other nations have their advantages over us, but it’s not to THOSE countries that the dreamers of the world which to emigrate.

We enjoy such amazing freedoms here that even with the problems we have there aren’t a lot of people leaving her to go to other countries — oh, sure, there are some, but we have more of a problem with illegal aliens than we have with population exodus.  I wish some of our fellow-citizens could put aside their agendas long enough to cooperate together to make this an even better place to live. capitol-fireworks02

In the meantime — take some time today to think about the good things in this nation.  Think about what YOU can do to help make it better.

While you’re at it, why not set apiece and enjoy a glass of wine, or a beer, or maybe some sweet tea with a friend or family member.  If you don’t have family — go out and make a friend.  It’s easy.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.


7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday America!

  1. Reblogged this on Destination Unknown and commented:
    This was just too good not to share…especially since I have spent the day getting to know one of my relatives a lot better. Hope you who celebrate had opportunity to have a nice chat with someone.

    And, do enjoy some classic vocal art celebrating our independence.

    Happy 4th to all…even those across the pond. I think we’re okay with you guys, now! 🙂


    1. {{{blush}}}

      Actually we had a blast yesterday! Believe it or not we had the uniform on for 6 hours but enjoyed every minute because it was ALL talking with volunteers, former volunteers and prospective volunteers and just doing what we do really well and loving every minute of it. Yesterday wasn’t work — it was schmoozing with good friends, old friends, and soon to be friends. THAT is what we’ll miss when we leave here.



    1. Thanks Jim…. They would indeed! I’ve always been a sucker for male a cappella

      thanks for stopping by. enjoy the ride and pipe up from time to time to keep me from getting lonely. 🙂


  2. Great words for a country with their own problems that all of us seem to have, yet we all think we stay in the best country of the world and nothing wrong with that…. loved the song… glad Mrs P reblogged this…


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