Friday, July 2, 2010

Flash 55 Friday


We think of cookouts,
hamburgers and potato salad,
strawberry shortcake and lemonade.
A day off from work, lazily spent
however we like. Rarely do we remember
the brave men so long ago, who risked
treason for independence.
So when the darkness descends, and
the colors explode, whisper a
thank you for life, liberty and happiness!

It must be age, but I now appreciate what our forefathers did for us. They could have been tried for treason and hung, but they had goals and ideals they wanted to freely express. When you look at the Declaration of Independence you can't help but admire those goals and beliefs. If you need to appreciate just how sweet freedom is, then compromise your beliefs, and give up your goals and dreams for while, for all too soon you will find out just how precious it is....We are off to the lake for a long weekend of sun, and fun. Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th. of July!


  1. hope you have a wonderful 4th week and and do take time to remember...smiles. nice 55.

  2. wonderful post!! Happy Independence Day!!

  3. I whisper my thank yous regularly, Fourth of July or otherwise.

    My 55 is here

  4. We will indeed my Dear...
    Thanks for this reminder 55...
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End, and God Bless America!

  5. So very true. The founding fathers had quite a struggle and yet they worked toward the common good of all of us. Tradition One was right there it seems.