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Friday, July 2, 2010


Happy Birthday, America!!!!! When I think of the 4th of July, I think of parades, picnics, family and friends, concerts in the park, and fireworks!!!!! My favorite 4th of July food is WATERMELON. I don't think I have ever missed having a piece of watermelon (with salt of course) on the 4th!!!!! It's just a tradition!!!

I also love Patriotic Music ---and always look forward to hearing it, especially on the 4th of July. Today I will feature one of my favorite songs, "God Bless the USA" sung by Lee Greenwood. Here is a video for you to enjoy today ---and the lyrics, published below.

by Lee Greenwood

1. If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I'd worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with my children and my wife.

I'd thank my lucky stars,
to be livin' here today.
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

2. From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of TENNESSEE.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and it's time we stand and say.

Repeat Chorus Above

What are you doing on the 4th??? We will stay home and have our own holiday picnic. We may take a ride sometime this weekend. George says that we may go and see the fireworks this year (here in Fairfield Glade) because he wants to take some pictures with his new camera I think!!!!!

Other than that, I hope to see some patriotic concerts on TV. I always look forward to watching the Knoxville Symphony's 4th of July concert, followed by Knoxville's fireworks display. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay SAFE and I'll blog again on Tuesday!!!