As the 4th of July, Independence Day, approaches,
I am always reminded of my childhood. Of sparklers and firecrackers.
Of sitting on top of the hood of my parents car watching fireworks at the park.
But most of all, I am reminded of songs. Songs of patriotism that my dad would sing.
Oh he loved to have sing-a-longs in the car.
One of the songs was, You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag.
Yes, “You’re A Grand “Ole Flag, you’re a high flying flag,
and forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of the land I love.
The Home of the Free and the Brave.
Every Heart Beats True for the Red, White and Blue. . .
Since I am going down memory lane today, I shall present some images
of my “red, white, and blue” of the past.
What could be better than blue hydrangeas on a table of red, white, and blue.
Or red take out food containers at each place setting
filled with things for the after dinner festivities . . . like sparklers and noise makers.
Flags in the topiaries to welcome friends and family.
And a beautiful flag waving in the breeze of a perfect blue sky
at the home of my brother and sister-in-law.
Wherever you may be, whether it be at the beach, a campground, a cool mountain resort,
or in your own backyard grilling hot dogs and burgers,
I wish you all a most safe and wonderful 4th of July!!
And if my Dad was looking at my post, he would say, “this is my favorite picture, yes indeed!”
Have a very happy and safe 4th! …. “Keeping your eye on the grand ‘ole flag!”