Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Fourth!

We've been watching History Channel's The Revolution, and marveling how our country managed to stand all the pressure and hard times to finally come into being. From Tarleton to Clinton to Cornwallis, and a bevy of incompetence on the American side, led by General Gates and abetted by the Continental in the world did we do it? Probably thanks in great part to sterling men like Nathaniel Greene, Benjamin Franklin and that amazing commander, George Washington.

The tv winter scenes are a breath of coolness in this sticky place that's Colorado right now. I'm so grateful for cool evening breezes. This heat won't last forever, though. A neighbor is taking out his cedar hedge, and his grandsons just dropped off a pile of cut wood -- at least a cord's worth. Won't our winter fires be glorious! It even makes all that trudging back and forth to pile the wood up neatly worth it.

Tomorrow -- the church picnic, a long afternoon snooze and fireworks at night. Husband is deep in the throes of something that I thankfully just skirted the edge on. But this heat makes him tired and short-tempered, and the humidity makes it hard to breathe. Just a quiet Fourth, as a result.

Happy Fourth of July to you!
And our marvelous, stubborn, determined country.

Happy Birthday, U.S.A.

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