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04 July 2007 @ 12:27 pm
Happy Independence Day!  
This is one of my favourite holidays, and this year is no different. In fact, the older I get, the more I appreciate the meaning of this day. One of the reasons I'm really looking forward to the trip to Philly is to see the sights of American history I've never seen. It will be wonderful!

Stay safe, watch out for stray fireworks, and don't eat too much! I'm staying home, but I'll watch the Fourth of July concert on PBS and pretend I'm there. and I guarantee I'll cry more than once. And I'll probably sing 'Proud To Be an American' at least once out loud before the day ends, though probably after Nin's gone to work so my singing will only scare the cat! (We were testing sound equipment for the parade today at work yesterday, and I was humming the National Anthem till I fell asleep last night!) And maybe I'll walk over to the street and see if I can see the fireworks above the dunes tonight.

A bit later: I've had a few queries, and yes, the icon on this post is free to anyone who would like to use it :)

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Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on July 4th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Lovely icon!
Ith: DW - Tallulahithildyn on July 4th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) I love vintage art.
Amy H. Sturgiseldritchhobbit on July 4th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Great icon. And a happy one to you, too! :)
Ith: Art - Lady Americaithildyn on July 4th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Roberta: Travel - Globe 2robi_travels on July 4th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Happy Fourth. Enjoy it. I agree it is a favorite holiday- I do not have to cook : )

Sorry could not resist. No, I agree with you the meaning of this one means tons, especially now.

Hope you get to see the Fireworks. And go you- Lee Greenwood's Proud to Be an American is a beauty.

Roberta

PS any flag icons lying around that you care to share?

Ith: Art - Lady Americaithildyn on July 4th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
None other than the one on this post -- which you're welcome to use :)
pat: HL sockspat_t on July 5th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
I just watched Holby. Good show, but they taped it a bit differently it seemed. Too gloomy, although I figured it was because of Diane's funeral.

I left you a voice message on your phone.
Ith: Holby - Redithildyn on July 5th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
You did? I'll go check! I wouldn't have seen it till some point later in the week when I went to charge my phone [g]

Yeah, I think Diane's funeral set the mood.
fkastriderfkastrider on July 5th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
So your "business" has a float in the Monterey 4th of July parade?

And they don't have you on the float?

Whatever. This year our youngest heighed off with his friends rather than watch the parade with my folks, my daughters, and my brother (who was in town for my dad's 80th birthday).

Hope you had a good day.
Ith: Art - Lady Americaithildyn on July 5th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
No, we do the sound for the parade.

Hope you had a good one too!