Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth..the gift of freedom!!

These top two pictures just say it all, although sometimes I think it might be better phrased..Under and because of God, this is one Nation...

Hope you enjoy some special treats today!

May we say some prayers of gratitude so that we maintain the proper attitude...

Fly your flag with joy and glee, for we've been blessed with liberty...

Here's something I'd like to share with you, from the Internet:

"The Pledge of Allegiance - by Red Skelton

The following words were spoken by the late Red Skelton on his television program as he related the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who felt his students had come to think of the Pledge of Allegiance as merely something to recite in class each day.
"I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?"

I -- me, an individual, a committee of one.
PLEDGE -- dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.
ALLEGIANCE -- my love and my devotion.
TO THE FLAG -- our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!
UNITED -- that means that we have all come together
STATES -- individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country.
AND TO THE REPUBLIC -- a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION -- one nation, meaning "so blessed by God"
INDIVISIBLE -- incapable of being divided.
WITH LIBERTY -- which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.
AND JUSTICE -- the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.
FOR ALL -- which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.
And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance...
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too? "

May we sparkle inside as we watch the sparklers outside...

Last night all the names were put in a heart shaped bowl (because all of you are such sweethearts) for the top three prizes....
and the winners are:
First place...Wanda
Second place....Jerelene
Third place.....Eileen
Of course two of the top guessers who didn't make this list will also get something so that means Tammy and Angie.
I will need everyone's address so I can mail these things as I get them ready. Remember my e-mail is:
Now for some sweet smiles from jokes by children:

What is Uncle Sam's favorite snack?

Fire crackers!

What's the difference between a duck and George Washington?

One has a bill on his face, the other, his face on a bill!

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

At the bottom!


What kind of tea did the American colonists crave



What dance was very popular in 1776?



What would you get if you crossed George Washington with cattle feed?

The Fodder of Our Country!


~~~Thank You Lord for gifting us with freedom, may all nations soon enjoy these blessings and may we cherish and preserve them ourselves.


  1. Good morning Marcy, Oh my, I love all of your Fourth of July graphics. They are just beautiful. As usual, I enjoyed reading your post. I think every holiday cellebrated is my favorite :>) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Fourth of July! Congratulations to all of the winners of your 100 post. You came up with such a fun way of choosing ♥

  2. Very nice post, Marcy! I've always loved the Pledge of Allegiance, from the very first time I was taught to recite it in school.

    Happy 4th of July!
    And thank you for the fun of the guessing game! I'm excited to be a runner up!

  3. My favorite post of the day!! Don't you just love Red... he always had a way with words even when he was being quirky. Happy 4th to you and yours!

  4. Great post Marcy, the love you have for your country shows through and so it should. Have a wonderful Fourth of July my friend.....:-)Hugs

  5. What a heart warming post Marcy. Thanks for sharing that from Red and your choice of pictures are so nice. Wishing you and yours a safe and fun day.

  6. Thanks Marcy...Does this mean I actually win something...can not believe it...the guessing game was lots of fun Marcy...I love today's post...when I was young my family always sat down to watch The Red Skelton was almost like a patriotic thing to do back then...Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Marcy, please visit my latest blog, it is very special to me and comes from the heart...:Hugs

  8. Very nice, patriotic post Marcy! Hope you got to see some fireworks!

  9. Hello Marcy!! I love flip flops and clogs too!! Stop by my blog..I mentioned you!!
    With love, Jerelene

  10. We've seen the video of Red Skelton doing the Pledge of Allegiance -- and love, love, love it! Wonderful post, Marcy!


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