Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy July!

old glory, 2012

I love the Americana of the 4th of July. The BBQ (the verb and the noun), the grilling, the sparklers, the fireflies (we're in NC), the day at the pool, the patriotic songs, and it always makes me take a second and think about America. I know schmaltzy, but true. Everything has felt so tumultuous in our country lately. The politics, the economy, the weather (we hit 106F this weekend)the rest of the world too. I think it's important to think about what we love and appreciate and if you feel strongly enough, maybe write a letter. One that doesn't fuss and fume over what's wrong but express what we feel is or could be or SHOULD be right in a positive way. 

Have a beautiful 4th of July and teach your kids the words to a couple of patriotic songs. I realized last year that they don't learn them in school anymore... that's a whole different session.

For those of you who NEED more patriotism in  your world... visit the FLAG SITE!!! Yep, the flag site. Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about OLD GLORY!

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