Category Archives: 4th of July

DON’T PACK AWAY YOUR PATRIOTISM

Yesterday was like an old fashioned fourth of July for us.  We went to the park in the center of our little town, carried our lawn chairs to a nice shaded area along with many others, and sat and waited … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS OUR NATIVE LAND

ORIGINAL ART PAINTED PLEIN AIR AT AN 1800’S RENDEZVOUS BY PAUL BOECHER© “It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

My country tis of thee – who is the “thee” referred to in this song?  Read the lyrics and you’ll see that it is God.  Somehow, God has gotten placed in the background somewhere and we’ve forgotten to give Him … Continue reading

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FAMILY REUNIONS

July often reminds me of a time long ago, when we’d gather as a family for a great big party.  We’d dine on potato salad, fried chicken, homemade ice cream and deviled eggs – not to mention tasty homemade pies and cakes.  Everything … Continue reading

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RING THE BELLS OF FREEDOM

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” John F. … Continue reading

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THE COST OF FREEDOM

The cost of freedom can readily be seen in the faces of those who have paid the price.  The military men and women who served and gave the ultimate price for their country.  A while back, Ken Burns did a … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Independence – a word that indicates freedom from the oppression of a government or from serving others. It indicates our ability to be self sufficient. Kids can’t wait for the day when they’re free of their parents’ reigns. Young adults … Continue reading

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LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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WE, THE PEOPLE …

Soon it will be time to get out the fireworks, set your lawn chair alongside the road and wait for the parade to pass by, to cheer and celebrate, but how many of us really know the reason we are … Continue reading

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INTEGRITY

We have the right to choose the candidate we want to be the Commander in Chief of our nation, but it really must come to a choice of one who has proven himself or herself to be a person of integrity.  … Continue reading

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