Saturday, July 2, 2011

God Bless America...

Good Morning All...What a beautiful morning it is here in Carney. A bit warmer that yesterday, but yesterday at this time I was in the shop packaging orders for shipping and missed the morning.

We'll be having a quiet holiday weekend here at our house. No parties or cookouts. Although, last night at about 1 am someone was setting off quite a fireworks display across the street which made me sit straight up in bed. Lucy wasn't too happy about the noise, she was walking all over me...Lou slept through it. So quiet may not be the correct word...uneventful probably is.

I am wondering if the kids setting off the fireworks last night even realize what the 4th of July Celebration actually is besides hot dogs and hamburgers, fireworks, and a day off of school or work. American history doesn't seem to be an important subject taught in schools anymore. The state of MD just passed a requirement for high graduation that students must be "green literate" (and I'm not saying I don't believe in conservation) but the schools are not teaching the children American history and what the men and women who shaped this country sacrificed so that we live the lives we do today. I believe we, as Americans need to know where we come from. I hate to think of what the kids are not learning today. Art and music programs are being cut. Heck, I read where some schools are not teaching how to write in cursive. My two sons-in-law don't think of this as a horrible thing, but they each have their i-phones in their hands most of the time and very rarely use a sheet of paper and a pencil. I asked them if they they had ever seen the movie, Escape from LA, when at the end of the movie, Snake Plissken pushes the button and turns off technology.

So this weekend I will be putting out the flag...pinching off my petunias (my Grandmother Elsie told me that the 4th of July was the day to do this to make bushier plants)...wishing I had gotten one the the sparking spinners pictured below for Darlin' Dylan (I just loved these things when I was a kid)

...sitting on the porch with my feet up, drinking ice tea, and quietly celebrating our country's history.


  1. Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! Celebrate! Enjoy!

  2. May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

    Happy 4th, sweetie.

    TTFN ~

  3. Happy 4th!

    Not much happening here, no one plans on a visit or anything. We may try to grill out - on the slab that used to be our back porch - if he can get the grill to work. Sure could go for some nice baby back ribs and potato salad! I am all for a slow couple days and no work for either of us! :-)

    Enjoy kicking back!

  4. Our flag flies proudly every day!
    Enjoy the 4th and festivities!
    xo Cathy

  5. Hope you had a fun day! Love your beach pictures! Adorable!!!