Happy 4th of July

American Flag“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, 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 die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”  ~Erma Bombeck

When I came across this quote from the very funny writer, Erma Bombeck, I thought “Yes, that’s how our family celebrates the fourth each year.  It’s about family, friends, food, fun togetherness and fireworks.”  We certainly are thankful for our forefathers who fought to establish the USA and very thankful for those who serve in our military today.  We hang Old Glory by the front door and wear red, white and blue.  We count our blessings and remember our freedoms.  And then we pile another scoop of potato salad on a plate next to a watermelon slice and enjoy the fireworks.

I hope you celebrate July 4th as Erma would.  And I will too.  Happy 4th!

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