Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Have a Bang-Up Day!

Thought for the day:  You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies dies from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  [Erma Bombeck]

Happy 4th of July.

Didja hear what one flag said to another?

Give up?


It just waved.

Cook-outs.  Parades.  Street parties.  Music.  Patriotic speeches. Glorious booms of fireworks. That's what's gonna be happening all over the United States today. Our little town here in Georgia will be holding an all-day street festival, followed by fireworks tonight. Yes sirree, gonna be a real bang-up day.

                                                     Know what?  No matter WHERE you are in the world...

                                                                                 I hope you have a super day!

                                                  Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.


  1. Go on then; enjoy yourselves. But if I had my way, you'd still be part of the British Empire. Independence indeed; look what it's done to you!

    Have a good day. Bisou, Cro.

  2. Sobering thought: Without Independence Day we'd still be a colony of British tax evaders. Imagine how much we'd owe! I wish everyone a happy 4th and hope we all celebrate a safe and sane delinquency.

  3. Happy Fourth to you and your family!
    My wife and I will be having our traditional yearly celebration with a cookout with her family.

    A Faraway View

  4. I just love the Erma Bombeck quote. She was my hero and you remind me of her - funny, kind, and always a good read.

    It is going to be hot, hot, hot today but we are still going to sit outside with friends and family and have a bang up 4th.

    Enjoy the holiday

  5. Nothing he just waved. Love it!

    It's miserable damp and cold here is good Ol Blighty!

    Happy 4th July.

  6. Happy 4th to you and yours!

    Love that Bombeck quote.

  7. Happy July 4......have a wonderful day.

  8. Happy July 4......have a wonderful day.

  9. Cro- HA! I think we wear independence quite well. It's the bloody politicians who don't seem to have a proper handle on it.

    Geo- It's a toss-up as to whether we'd be in more debt as colonists than we are as a republic. You have a super day, too.

    Lee- Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. Have fun! (and a couple hot dogs)

    Arleen- Wow, what a sweet thing to say! I was a huge Bombeck fan, too, so you saying that means a lot. Thanks! Hope you have fun at your cook-out. Can't wait to hear how you make out with that giant radio-controlled critter.

    Madeleine- Thanks. Sure can't say that it's cold here. More like hot as the netherworld. Too bad we can't get together and come to a happy medium, huh?

    Delores- Thanks. You, too.

    Delores- Thanks. You, too. (HA!)

    DL- Thank you, dear sir. Hope you and your family have a good one.

    Mr. C- Thanks. Ditto the ditto.

    Suze- You too, kiddo.

  10. Happy 4th of July. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  11. HA! Love the flag joke. And Emra. She's the best. We are so blessed by what we have in this country, and we take most of it for granted. It seems every generation has to have its own war to remember that freedom isn't free. Have great day!

  12. Inger- Thanks. I hope you have a wonderful day, too.

    Mare- There's a lot of truth about war reminding us that freedom isn't free, but unfortunately, the only ones who seem to learn that lesson are the soldiers who actually fight those wars, and their families who wait for them to come home. You have a great day, too.

  13. Hey, hope you're having a great Fourth of July. Love the Bombeck quote. How true is that. :)

  14. L.G.- Thanks. So far, so good! Hope you're having a good one, too.

  15. Had a lovely 4th - very quiet, actually, except for the neighborhood fireworks. HOpe yours was lovely as well.

  16. Karen- Glad to hear you had a good day. We had a great 4th, as well. Take care.

  17. Great Erma Bombeck quote! She's one of my favorites! Hope you had a great 4th! Julie

  18. May the force be with you too. - General Dodonna. Are you a Star Wars fan? :)
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  19. Julie- Bombeck was the best, wasn't she? I hope you had a super 4th, too.

    justsoyouknow- Thanks. I'm a fair Star Wars fan, but I'm a HUGE fan of corny puns. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. Hope your Fourth was fabulous and that you're still stuffed! I know I am. I may never eat again (hah!). Love Yoda! Thanks, Susan!

  21. IK- Oh, yes ma'am. I am a taxidermist's dream ... ALWAYS stuffed. Or as my husband would say ... "full of it."