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Old 07-04-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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Happy Birthday, Happy Independence Day America

To all Americans here and overseas, and to those who are serving our country, I want to wish us all a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Today, across our nation there will be swearing in ceremonies for our new citizens. I want to welcome them also. If you have never been to a swearing in ceremony, I strongly suggest you find out where one in your area is going to be held and attend. If nothing every moves you, or brings tears to your eyes, I guarantee, this will. I have been fortunate enough to be to three of them. One on the USS Constitution, (Old Ironsides) one at Fanuiel Hall, (where John Adams defended the British soldiers of the Boston Massacre) and one at the old Federal Court House in Boston. It is a ceremony that never gets old. Every new citizen is holding up their right hand so high while clinging to their little American flag. And believe me, they treasure that flag. A lot of them frame it and have it proudly hanging in their home.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:13 AM   #2
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Happy Fourth to you, Addie, and all my American friends here. I think it is great that our countries' birthdays are only a few days apart! Lots to celebrate on both sides of the border....but you in the US do it up right while we are more quiet partiers!

Have a great day, eh?
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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Happy Independence Day America

Have a safe and happy celebration!

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Old 07-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #4
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:26 PM   #5
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Already said "Happy Birthday" on the what to eat thread.

Lots of 4th of July stuff on the radio. Radio 2's "Friday Night is Music Night" was all American music - "The iconic music of the USA from Broadway to the old west" -

The interval talk was about how technically difficult "the Star Spangled Banner" is to sing which sounds a bit odd but was really very interesting

All in all a good concert. I don't know if this link will play for you

BBC Radio 2 - Friday Night is Music Night, Independence Day
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Thanks so much for your good wishes LP and MC.

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Old 07-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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Already said "Happy Birthday" on the what to eat thread.

Lots of 4th of July stuff on the radio. Radio 2's "Friday Night is Music Night" was all American music - "The iconic music of the USA from Broadway to the old west" -

The interval talk was about how technically difficult "the Star Spangled Banner" is to sing which sounds a bit odd but was really very interesting

All in all a good concert. I don't know if this link will play for you

BBC Radio 2 - Friday Night is Music Night, Independence Day
Thanks MC. I have my headphones on and since I couldn't get to the concert on the Esplanade, this is right up there. Last night all the folks who were at the concert got caught in the downpour. They were sitting on the grass and within seconds were sitting in puddles. The streets surrounding the Esplanade are closed off and for those who came in their cars, it wouldn't have mattered if they even tried to get to them for shelter. And it is a good walk to the public transportation station. I am so glad I don't go there anymore for the concert each year. I used to go every year. Let me tell you sitting out there in the sun from one in the afternoon in 90F humid weather is insane. One year I went on my BIL's boat and we had to wait until the Coast Guard told us when we could leave to go through the locks. We got home at 6 a.m. But it was the best time I ever spent at the concert. Attending the concert is only for the young.
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Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th. I was just so thankful that we had power and no trees down when I got up this AM. Awful Arthur thought he could kick our butts here in EC, NC - but we showed him!
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We got some rain and a little breeze. No big deal to write home about.
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We heard about the bad weather you were having as my SIL's flight back to Scotland from Bangor was cancelled. Couldn't connect to Philli. All Ok now though I hope?. Our weather here in SW France was awful last week as well. Big Storms and Hail that took out a lot of maize and grape crops. Not good.
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