Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Erma Bombeck and The Fourth






Are you gathering with friends and family to celebrate our nation's birthday? We are home this Fourth and Jack will serve his delicious ribs to those who gather at our table. The grandkids do not arrive until August so we will enjoy an adult evening. 

I am a very knowledgeable person concerning our country's history.  I know our Founding Fathers would agree with Erma Bombeck. She was a funny columnist,  and although she has passed away, her thoughts on Independence Day are most poignant and true. 


“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”


― Erma Bombeck



We are a military veteran family and agree with the attitude of the Founding Fathers who believed that Independence Day was for celebrating America and enjoying food, family and fireworks........... not showing off our might and muscle. The strong and mighty do not need to show off especially at this time of border crisis. 

Happy Independence Day! 

Jack and Meredith 

12 comments:

  1. Meredith,
    Storm and I love Emma B's definition of patriotism on the 4th of July! Storm has declared that he will do his best tomorrow with that patriotism. We know that YOU know he is telling the truth. HA! In fact, we are soon headed to the grocery store to carefully select that of which I will prepare and grill tomorrow. We will leave the fireworks to ALL of our neighbors! Happy 4th of July and thank you to Jack and you for your dedicated service to our country and its people. Love, Windy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Windy, we celebrate this day with great pride. We always honor the Founding Fathers' intentions. Thank you for your support!
      M

      Delete
  2. I love what Erma had to say about your holiday, it’s touching and impactful. I know that you will celebrate with those you love just as it should be. Happy 4th of July to you and Jack. Have fun, and enjoy those amazing ribs! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Laurel,
      Thank you for your comment. it is indeed a special day.
      M

      Delete
  3. Happy 4th of July Jack and Meredith. Hope you have a wonderful time enjoying the celebrations.

    Hugs
    Roz

    ReplyDelete
  4. I too loved Erma! She sure hit it on the head in this one. You have no idea how hard I'm praying for torrential rain storms, complete with lightening, to come across our capital this afternoon and evening - something that could stop the fly over and dampen his campaign rally.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PK,
      We truly are sisters in this regard as well as other regards. When those storms threaten, the party is over. Dampening his rally is a good thing.
      M

      Delete
  5. Meredith, wishing you and Jack a wonderful 4th July.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ronnie,
      Thank you for your across the pond well wishes.
      M

      Delete
  6. Cannot agree more! Hope you and Jack had a lovely 4th! I avoided the news - no sense in being aggravated on a lovely holiday ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Deena,
      Excellent attitude and healthy as well.
      Thanks,
      M

      Delete