Monday, July 18, 2011
It's been hot here in KC this month, last week and this week are suppose to be scorchers. We've been trying to stay cool, two days a week we go to programs at our local library. Jim and I have also been working at Sandstone and Livestrong stadium working towards the marching band trip to DC next year. We also had a fun time touring the Shawnee Indian Mission again.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
We had a wonderful weekend at the lake, swimming and went for a boat ride. The boat made a noise and threw something in the engine so our boat ride back was at 4 mph. A new used tractor so everybody can get the boat in the water without a trailer hitch! Yay!
Friday, July 1, 2011
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"
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.
Freedom's natal day is here.
Fire the guns and shout for freedom,
See the flag above unfurled!
Hail the stars and stripes forever,
Dearest flag in all the world.
~Florence A. Jones
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin
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