Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July! America throws the biggest party every year and it is wonderful to see the outpouring of love for our country. We went to the parade this morning, strictly small town, and as the national anthem began, everyone stood and though the streets were shoulder to shoulder, there was absolute quiet. Suddenly, you could hear people joining in. What a wonderful moment:>
I hope everyone out there takes this day to play and laugh and enjoy the freedom we have fought so hard to attain and to keep. Happy 4th!

28 comments:

  1. That does sounds like a beautiful moment to cherish! Thanks for sharing. I love small town celebrations especially on the 4th of July! :)

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  2. And how lucky you are to live in that small town! I am proud to be a sappy gal who still gets goose bumps when I hear that anthem or see the Stars & Stripes waving, just so, in the breeze! We are blessed!

    m ^..^

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  3. Sounds like such a great time, thanks for sharing. Your collage is wonderful.
    Debby

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  4. Hello Kathy; What a great time.. looks like fun was had by all. I love the small town feel of parades your photos are so great...

    Happy 4th and great weekend

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  5. Kathy, the parade sounds so neat. There's nothing like a small town and how people get together to celebrate a special day like today.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Nancy

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  6. We also went to the parade that we've been going to for the last 20 plus years.
    I am so proud to be an American and have such a wonderful country for my children, grands and great-grands to have a place to grow up, choose their religion, have a right to voice their opinions..
    there may be things wrong with our country, but it is still the BEST THERE IS..
    love, bj

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  7. Displays of patriotism always bring tears to my eyes. We have so much for which to be grateful.

    This was wonderful. I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

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  8. Sounds like a beautiful moment. Freedom is a truly amazing thing! I have been singing "God Bless the USA" for the past couple of days and it still makes me tear up every time I sing "I won't forget the men who died and gave that right to me"
    Great pics of the parade!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and welcoming me to Blogland.

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  9. Love your photo mosaic! Nancy

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  10. Hi Kathy!!! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Love the mosaic!!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  11. Kathy, that old milk truck in your mosaic takes me back...those used to deliver in my neighborhood when I was little! Happy 4th!

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  12. Oh, that's what I love about living in a small town -- shared moments like those! Love your mosaic, Kathy. :)
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  13. Hope your fourth was great - loved the mosaic! My town doesn't have a parade and I miss that!

    Manuela

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  14. Kathy, It looks like a perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July. Our town doesn't have a parade, nor fireworks on the 4th. Boston celebrates the big fireworks with the Boston Pops. There are some towns nearby that have fireworks, but I miss a seeing a good parade.

    Karen

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  15. Your mosaic is so beautifully done and brought back memories as I looked at it.

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  16. Your mosaic was perfect. I hope you had a special day.

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  17. Hi Kathy, well your mosiac turned out just beauitful! And I love that rustic cake stand - I could so see it on each table, what a great idea! And one more thing: I love the red, white and blue heart you made for the 4th of July! Geesh, you are good!!
    Have a great week,
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  18. Such fun pictures. Hope your week is going well.
    Alexandra

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  19. A happy belated 4 July to you too and to America! Your photos are so festive and it is always good to find you usually over at Bella Faire! Trust all is going well? Love Eleanor

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  20. Happy 4th Miss Kathy! Hope you had a fabulous celebration! Ours was laid back and very restful.

    Good luck on the quilt! I'm on a roll now with sewing and making a few quilts! Does the madness ever stop?

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  21. PS ...Forgot to add that I got Little Ginger and she is absolutely adorable. I'll be posting her soon! What a cutie! Thanks so much!

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  22. Looks like your parade was as fun as ours. Love small town America! Mimi

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  23. Looks like a great parade,
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    Alison

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    ~Tina

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  25. Hi, Kathy Grace...yes, ma'am..it is so hot here. I've been staying for grands all this week and they have stayed in the swimming pool a lot...and used a LOT of sunscreen.
    Hope things are good there..I can see they are sure COOL !! :)

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  26. Kathy, take a look at my post on embroidered initials...I thought of you when I put the red one on.

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