Friday, July 2, 2010

GOD BLESS AMERICA ON THIS PINK SATURDAY~


Welcome to Pink Saturday, just one day before the glorious 4th of July! Be sure and visit Beverly our sweetheart of a hostess for our Pink Saturday bash, for the list of lots and lots of PiNk BlOgS to visit today.....

What are you all doing? Having family and friends over or going to them?

We are going to have a quiet weekend....home with just the two of us with the flag blowing in the breeze like it does every day and listening to all the fireworks that will be going off all weekend.....we won't be going to the spectacular fireworks show in Lexington, as the traffic is so bad coming back on the two lane road. They shoot the fireworks off in Lake Huron not far from the shore....we were there two years ago with a precious granddaughter and it is treasured memory....

....We will enjoy corn on the cob, my special recipe of fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon and chocolate cake....maybe I will sew or paint a bit, maybe hubby and I will take a stroll on the boardwalk along the St. Clair river, but no matter what we will do, we intend to think and discuss some history of our, still, inspite of, great nation....below is a song dear to my heart...

God Bless America
Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide
her thru the night with the light from above.
From the mountians to the prairies to the oceans white with foam,
God Bless America, My Home Sweet Home.

Written by Irving Berlin who immigrated to the USA from Russia

I got in such big trouble when I was in kindergarten, for singing much to loudly, this beautiful song. I have always loved it and get a thrill when I hear it. It is a spectacular song with the prelude which I did not write out....it says it all!

As we gather with our family and friends to grill our hamburgers and hot dogs and have our corn on the cob, potato salad and watermelon, lets not forget the price our Founding Fathers and new Americans paid to give us these freedoms that we take so lightly and for granted today.

Be careful when you light those fire crackers and Roman candles, have fun, but be safe....
Jil

11 comments:

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND FOURTH OF JULY JIL,
OURS WILL BE A QUIET ONE ALSO. OUR BACK YARD IS JUST TWO BLOCKS AWAY FROM WHERE THEY SET OFF THE TOWN FIREWORKS...THAT PART IS GREAT BUT IT TAKES 2 HOURS FOR THE STREET IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE TO CLEAR OUT.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

fannipauline said...

God Bless America land that I love. Yes, "She" needs lots of love and prayers right now to help her continue to stand tall. We need to take the time to thank our service men and women for all they do to keep us safe and free. I thank my God each and every day that I live in America and that I am free to worship as I please. We have an awesome God.
Blessings.......Pauline

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Jil!! I have to work Sunday night but was lucky enough to have Friday and Saturday nights off. uinfortunately, hospital don't close for the holidays!! LOL!!

Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil! Girl, I would love to have what you're having; sounds delicious! We celebrated our country's birthday on Thursday the 1st. Happy July 4th weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Jil, I noticed that you changed your little picture. I miss seeing your photo, but the artwork is lovely. Sounds like you will be having a quite but nice celebration at home. We are having the family over and so no fireworks for us. We can see them from our home which is nice. I hope you have a fun and relaxing time together. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th. God Bless America, Char

Sherry from Alabama said...

Sounds like you have wonderful plans for the weekend. Hope you enjoy them. Thank you for visiting me on this Pink Saturday.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Connie said...

Happy pink saturday and 4th, sweets! I love this country and will fight to keep it free. I hope others will to. Beautiful post today.
xoxo,
Connie

Tea Duchess said...

Hope you have a great 4th and HPS!

sissie said...

Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

hugs
Sissie

A Hopeful Heart said...

We,as well, had a low-key day. Just hubby, son, and me (and our 2 dogs). Our daughter is out of town for another week. We have learned that we need to be with our dogs on the 4th, because they kind of go insane with all the noisy firecrackers our neighbors shoot off. We need to be home to keep them distracted.

Also, I wanted to respond to the question you put on my blog last week. I live in Idaho...a definite winter state. Besides longing for the warmth of Florida, we've had difficulty adjusting to life in a land-locked state. We are huge ocean people and could be there in about a half hour (Atlantic)...Gulf about an hour and a half. AND, we miss family, which is in Florida and South Carolina.

Also, I visited your website the other day. It is GORGEOUS. I got a kick out of something, though. Is your name Adrianna? Such a beautiful, elegant, graceful name. It reminds me of my daughter. She has the gorgeous name of Gabrielle, but she is known online as Ella, just as you are known as Jil. You both have many lettered gorgeous names, but you are known online as something else. (Not that Jil or Ella are bad names...just not as elegant as Adrianna and Gabrielle).

As always, a rather long, rambling comment from me. Sorry.

Blessings,
Patti

Lisa said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! Hope your 4th was great!
Hugs, Lisa