This is one of my favorite times of year. I live in a small town and the benefits of it are numerous but this time of year, we seem to get people for a terrific four-mile fun run on the 4th, the greatest small town parade, street fair and then cap it off with bands and fireworks. It is a long day, but it is really nice to see this town come so alive and welcome so many families and friends.
Top left: Bananas provided by Planet Deadline Escape Rooms for the race finishers
Middle Left: Crowd of finishers at race
Lower Left: A fun mobile
Right: A Colorado mermaid on the hood of the vehicle showing a two-finger peace symbol.
Thank you to Facebook, I was reminded of a great character that Robin Williams did that seems very appropriate for today. He portrayed the American Flag. The portrayal is a reminder that we are one nation, under God, Indivisible with liberty and justice for all. We don’t have to take ourselves too seriously and we should always remember to keep a sense of humor with ourselves less we lose the ability to laugh. My comic heroes: Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, The Carol Burnett Show, Laugh-In now, you pretty much understand where I am coming from when I speak this way. A sense of humor is critical.
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the birth of the United States of America. We are fortunate to live here and like any youngster, we will continue to grow with a few stumbles, a few victories and the best opportunities for all our citizens to do the same. So, today and this week, Celebrate Freedom, Celebrate the USA and Celebrate You!
What do we pair with a day like today. Well, you can certainly do a red, or a white…but today (and I probably do this more often than most), I say celebrate with a white, made from a pinot noir grape and it sparkles. Roederer Estate Brut from Anderson Valley in California. Now, this particular sparkling wine is a 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir, so you are getting a red and white which is 2/3 of the red, white and blue.
It will not break your budget and is ideal for when you see sparklers, and beautiful colored lights exploding in the sky. Remember to protect your pets, they do not understand our celebrations as much as we think they do the activity often scares them.
Oh, don’t think I forgot about the bluesy aspect of the red, white and blue. Perhaps, a bit more soul than blues, but turn it up to 11– James Brown and Livin’ in America
Happy Birthday U.S.A. and many more to you and yours!