Friday, July 2, 2010
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....