You’re A Grand ‘Ole Flag

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.

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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.

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The Home of the Free and the Brave.

Every Heart Beats True for the Red, White and Blue. . .

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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.

Blue and White-Hydrangeas-Housepitality Designs

Or red take out food containers at each place setting

filled with things for the after dinner festivities . . . like sparklers and noise makers.

4th of July Tablescape-Red, White and Blue-Housepitality Designs

Flags in the topiaries to welcome friends and family.

4th of July Porch-Housepitality Designs

And a beautiful flag waving in the breeze of a perfect blue sky

at the home of my brother and sister-in-law.

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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!!

Blue and white-Uncle Sam-Housepitality Designs

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!”

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  1. Happy 4th to you, too. I think we will be the stay at home ones grilling hot dogs.
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  2. What a happy song to start my day. I love all the red,white and blue. I especially love your Uncle Sam. When I decorated for Memorial Day, I decided to leave everything out through the summer. Beside the fact that I love those colors there’s flag day, the 4th, and then Labor Day.

  3. Beautiful post and beautiful memories! You were blessed to have such a wonderful childhood. I am glad you have so many wonderful memories. Have a great 4th and don’t work too hard!!!!
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  4. What a wonderful patriotic post. Have a great 4th weekend!

  5. Love your blog & this one is just wonderful for the 4th !!! Thanks for sharing all the great decor ideas
    Hope you have a Great Holiday !!!

  6. Happy 4th to you and your family! Love Uncle Sam:)

  7. Donnamae says

    Happy 4th to you too! 😉

  8. Your home looks beautiful all dressed for the 4th! Happy Independence Day!

  9. Sherry Myers says

    Beautiful post. Beautiful sentiments. Thank you. Happy Independence Day to all!

  10. Shirley, I loved going down memory lane with you. It truly is a grand flag and may she ever wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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  11. ah….what do you mean, he is looking at your post! hope you have a nice holiday.
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  12. Happy 4th of July. Enjoy and stay safe.

  13. A happy and safe holiday to you too Shirley!

    I wanted to stop by and let you know we decided on Wilmington NC! Excited for the move, but must sell our house first.

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  14. A delightful post indeed! There will be lots of celebration in our little town, and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it. Hope the same is true for you.

  15. Oh, the memories…my Mom and Dad loved sing-a-longs in the car, also! Your blue hydrangeas look so beautiful with the red. Happy 4th to you and your family! ??

  16. Shirley, what a delightful post to celebrate the flag, our freedom and the 4th. We are celebrating the 4 th, and then 10 days later, the French Independence Day with the same red, white and blue. Xo
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  17. Great post and lovely thoughts. Happy 4th to you and yours !
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  18. Great post Shirley. Love all of your pretty festive decorations.

    Have a great 4th of July.

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  19. Love your red, white and blue! Hope your 4th was fantastic!
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  20. Linda hickey says

    I love your front porch. So nicely decorated.

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