Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Fourth of July Then & Now


Lots of past and present fourth of July photos. we retired early so we did not see many fireworks. Our city did not have them but Thornton did and our kids said they were wonderful. They saw the paratroopers coming out of the sky and the show began quite last last night. Top left Benjamin, top right Shea and Blake. Bottom left Harrison and Psalm 33:12

Rebekah's traditional Sharon's Trifle in memory of my dear friend Sharon Ann Hayes. This was her recipe and you never, ever count the calories.  Rebekah  made it last summer for the 4th and yesterday too. That is the front porch bench Jake, Hannah and my sweet husband refurbished. It is so lovely. A capture of some fireworks.

Nick sent me this fireworks photos as I was drifting off to sleep last night. 

I snapped these between my neighbors houses across the street last night. Although fireworks are illegal, many people buy the bigger displays in Wyoming and shoot them off. It is ridiculous the laws they have come to enforce. Our city is shameful. No fireworks display, and they barely hung up a few American flags. I am saddened by the people on my block who do not love America. My neighbor Carleen and I are the only two who still fly our flags proudly. People do not realize, once all your freedoms are removed, you will never get them back. 

The ages of our founding fathers in 1776:

This weekend made me think of all the American and World History I learned throughout my school years. The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the ages of the founding fathers in 1776. Made me proud of where I am and what I came from.

I am proud of my heritage, my country and my life. I know others I know from around our world feel the same way about their country. We all enjoy being free and living life to the very best of our ability. 

A shoeless tiny American patriot. Enjoying a birthday cupcake. After he ate his cupcake he asked his mom if he could have another, she said no, not right now. So he asked the "boss" Grandpa! But even grandpa is wise to this child tactic, so our little one knew he was not getting a second cupcake when Grandpa asked mommy. You have to give him an A for effort!

"Our country maybe likened to a new house. We lack many things but we possess the most precious of all - liberty! " James Monroe

Many thanks to all of you who stop by. I will be coming around.  It will be hard for me to send my sweet husband back to work on Monday next week. Although we need to tackle our garage, we did get many projects done. 

Here is the finished product, the refurbished bench. Hannah, Jake and Avery sanded and repainted it, took it apart and made it fresh again. We love this bench. Zach, our son-in-law brought it home when his twin and her husband and phamily moved back to Michigan.I like to sit on the bench in the evening waiting for Avery to come home from work when the weather is nice. The grandboys like it too, watching for their parents to return from errands. 

Thank you all who stop by. I appreciate everyone here and will be getting some comments answers soon. It was a busy two weeks here. Our grandson Colton and Jacey bought their first home. Roger came home from the hospital. Hannah and Jake arrived for a long visit and I spent a few days feeling poorly weith a sinus infection. I was seen at an urgent care and received an anti biotic. Now I will be able to follow up with Avery's doctor. She is a real gem with a kind and caring demeanor. I am very happy about this. 


The Feminine Energy said...

I hope you get to feeling better real soon, Anne. It sounds like you've been real busy so no worries about not visiting blogs. Just live your life and we all know where to "find you". :-) Yes, it breaks my heart to hear of people not loving America too. I simply don't understand it. ~Andrea xoxo

Mevely317 said...

Why, those Founding Fathers were just babies!
Won't you please share Rebekah's trifle recipe with me? I need fresh ideas for something to bring to the quarterly brunch at Bible study next week.

Sandee said...

What a lovely post. Your family makes me smile.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, Anne. Love and hugs. ♥

pilch92 said...

Great bunch of photos. The bench came out perfect. XO

Edna B said...

My house seems naked if my flag isn't flying. I think there should be a flag on every home. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.