Monday, July 04, 2005

I Hear America Singing...

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
-John Adams, 1765.

Happy Fourth of July, People.


portia said...

George M. Cohen wasn't Born on the Fourth of July (actually, July 3rd) but after penning these timeless lyrics--along with Over There and Yankee Doodle Dandy, he might as well have been:

You're a grand old 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.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

Sing on, America. Sing strong.

Jehane said...

Well I was going to leave a thought-provoking quote, but the night is too lovely and I'm feeling too mellow.

Happy 4th :)

spd rdr said...

This was a good one, guys. It cost me plenty, but I am the best freakin' father EVER, even if not in the sight of my OWN kids.
In addition to copiuos amounts of food and drink, massive displays of explosives don't hurt my reputation either.
I hate work.

Jehane said...
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Jehane said...

I've always wanted to do that :)

KJ said...

I hope everyone's Forth was happy, even the 20's something horde.