Monday, July 4, 2011

I Hear America Singing

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin

 

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This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

 

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, 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

 

Happy Independence Day, all ~

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Photo taken at the Lock House, Havre de Grace, Maryland.

23 comments:

Hilary said...

Wishing you a Happy Independence Day!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Happy 4th! Your picture above is so pretty. Have a wonderful day!

texwisgirl said...

oh, i so love (and miss) Erma...

Deb said...

now that is a great post....Happy 4th...hope you have a nice day..

Gail said...

Fantastic quotes for a fantastic celebration.

Daryl said...

Hope its a lovely 4th ... perfect quote for a perfect image!!!!!

altar ego said...

Happy 4th to you! I've been an inconsistent blogger and blog reader so haven't been here in a while to say hello. To make up for lost time, I hope you have an amazing holiday, and thank you for the quotes today. Fun!

JaneK said...

Happy 4th to you!! love Erma's quote!!

Kerri said...

Awesome capture and I LOVE your quotes!

Hope you have a WONDERFUL Day!

Mental P Mama said...

Right back at you!

Alli said...

That last quote is so perfect (and fitting with your photo). I've never heard it before but I truly agree with you. Sometimes, from growing up here, I take that freedom for granted and I hope that today I'll remind myself what it truly means to be free. Thanks Kate!

Ashley Sisk said...

Happy 4th!

Hilary said...

Nice, very nice.

tj said...

...Same back atcha my friend!

...Blessings :o)

ELK said...

erma bombeck was such a gem...happy red white and blue to you ..

Bluebird49 said...

Oh, mhow fortunate we aee to live in a free country, andmay it always be free! I pray it will!

Mary said...

happy 4th to you, too! love the photo! xoxo

Devon said...

wonderful quotes! Happy 4th!

Leontien said...

I hope you had a lovely 4th of july weekend with your family and friends!

Leontien
www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

Lili said...

This was a great post for today!! ~Lili

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful Kate.
I love all the flowers just as they are. Stunning.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Good eye Kate. That's a beautiful capture.

mrs mediocrity said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th! Love the Bombeck quote.
(I couldn't get the video in the previous post to work either)