Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday AMERICA!!! I LOVE YOU!


America The Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown they good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Oh how I love that song.....and the Stars Spangled Banner....and any other patriotic American song, for that matter. I love to hear them, but I can never sing along. I try. I really, really try. I get a lump in my throat the size of the Statue of Liberty and weep every time I hear one....and get goose bumps the size of Texas! :-)

Yep, I'm a gushy, sloppy, America loving citizen of this great and mighty land!

And, darn proud of it!



No country has a flag as gloriously beautiful as our American flag! Each time I see all the flags displayed in one place........say the Olympics, I'm amazed at how our flag stands out and ABOVE all the rest. It's held the test of time and all the other flags pale in comparison.







Long may she wave.



My sentiments exactly!







Amen.



God bless AMERICA!! Two hundred and thirty-three years old.

And, finally, I want to thank all of those who have fought for our blessed America......and those who continue to fight. I am grateful beyond words.


From my family to yours........

Happy Independence Day!

Please be safe.


And, please pray for our country!

Spencer and her Muffin.

xoxoxox

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful Heartfelt post!! I loved reading it...
    Happy 4th of July to You & Yours!
    Love,
    Marilyn

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  2. Love the graphics and the post!!! Happy 4th to you my friend!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  3. Praying here....praying here...
    We sang patriotic songs at church on Wedn. night..it was wonderful...
    We are staying home and making sure the crazies behind us don't light our house on fire...of course we will BBQ...Rib eyes...but sure loving our weather..
    great post and pictures..
    deby

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  4. Lovin' this patriotic post! We must be vigilant to guard what we've been given: FREEDOM! And, like you, I CANNOT get through our patriotic songs without crying!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  5. God Bless America!
    Hugs, Lisa
    Happy 4th of July!

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  6. I could never say my thoughts as beautifully as you just did. Bless you for speaking for me. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Thank you Spener for this beautiful and patriotic post! It's lovely! I love the Kate Smith version! It's still the best! I've got to tell you this story: Years ago my mom and I used to go downtown to the symphony on the mighty Mississippi river. It was best known for one of our local talents James Heider singing "Ole Man River" but they always started with the symphony playing the Star Spangled Banner and everyone stood and would sing. My mother used to be in the symphony choir and had a beautiful soprano voice. We'd stand and sing and her voice made people stop and listen and then she'd get to that one high note "...land of the free!" it would just hang out there perfectly! People around us would start clapping! Thanks for jarring my memory Spencer! You have a blessed 4th! Lauralu :)

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  8. Love this post...you said it all!
    Blessings~LillySue

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  9. Love it. Hope you have a save, fun and blessed 4th. Hugs, Marty

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  10. May freedom continue to ring ... Happy 4th ... TTFN ~ Marydon

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  11. What a beautiful blog! Glad I stopped by. Have a great 4th!

    Judy

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  12. What a magnificent Fourth of July Post!! Thank you, thank you for sharing this with us.

    May you have a safe, happy and memorable 4th!! Dana

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  13. What a beautifully patriotic post! I love all these songs too and had a hard time choosing ONE to go with my post, so I added several! Happy Independence Day and have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Hello! You must have come over to my blog from Deanna's Birthday Bash and somehow I missed stopping in to visit you, but here I am now and your blog is so darling!!!

    I hope you have a lovely Fourth!

    xoxo Cori

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  15. Great post....love the vintage pix!!
    Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!!
    Hugs, Nerina :)

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  16. Hi Spencer,

    Fabulous post! I too am grateful for the brave service men and women who have and continue to fight to insure our freedom! Have a wonder fun filled 4th!

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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  17. Hi Spencer!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me such a nice comment about my dog Harley. I am blown away be the out pouring of warmth from my fellow bloggers. Happy 4th of July to you my dear. I love this post.

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  18. Hi Spencer. Thank you so much for your visit. Yes, Hawaii is the best. We cannot get enough of it. We find ourselves listening to hawaiian music regularly, and then the daydreaming starts! Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Many blessings
    xxoo, Susan

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  19. I am the same way about the patriotic songs...and I am usually the only one crying at the parades! But that is ok with me....I love America! Happy 4th to you and your family also!

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  20. What a beautiful post!

    I hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July.

    Hugs, Marsha

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  21. I could not agree with yu more. i was just thinking we will be sing the Star spangled Banner in church tomorrow. We always do on the Sunday around the 4th. I will think of you! I wrote a little piece on America today too. Not that different than yours in sentiment.

    You take care, Spencer!

    Hugs,

    Bonnie

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  22. Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday, Spencer! I love your wonderful patriotic tribute to this wonderful country! Your love and pride for this great nation shined through!

    Thank you for visiting me! If you are considering a hutch, I found some really great bargains on craigslist. You might give that a go!

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful, fun, and safe 4th!

    Tina

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  23. I sure appreciated this wonderful post. Thank you for sharing these great vintage postcards with us!
    I scrolled down to see that PRECIOUS photo of you and your Mum. My goodness, she was beautiful. Everytime I make my way over here, and see the darling photo of your Mum on your side bar, it makes me smile. She was adorable even in her later years. : )

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  24. Hi!
    I am having my Romantic Southern Belle 10 day give-away. Come on over & leave a comment to enter!
    Love,
    Marilyn
    xxoo

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  25. I always enjoy visiting your blog and reading your posts.........but your 4th of July post was truly an inspiration, and I was moved by your sentiments.

    Best Wishes,
    Kay

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  26. What a pretty post...Love all the patriotic images...Happy 4th to you and your family...Although I'm late...
    Hope all is well..
    Stephenie

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Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!
Spencer