Sunday, July 5, 2009

I found this meme on Thom's blog on Saturday the 4th of July. I hope he doen't mind if I use it.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

1. What is your favorite 4th of July memory? (If you aren’t in the U.S., then use your own national holiday.)I have many, including this 4th. The bicentennial was the one I was most involved in making costumes,& making a float.

2. Do you consider yourself patriotic? yes

3. Do you like fireworks? Not the noise but the pretty ones. We have always have done are own fireworks. Dr. John at one time with the help of his sister and mother would put on a display for the small community that his sister lives in. There have been some scary moments.

4. What are your plans for this weekend?We had the whole family here. We did our fireworks, which I still have to clean up. Grilled steaks. Had strawberry shortcake.

5. Are you optimistic about the future? I think we are in for a change, do not know,for good or bad.

6. Do you think everyone should serve in the military?No. I think there would be some who if serving would be a hindrance.

7. Would you support a constitutional ban on flag burning?Flag burning makes me unhappy, but peaceful protest should be able to continue.

8. What end of the political spectrum are you?Depends on issue.

9. Where do you get your news? On channel 7.

This gives a outlet for what I was going to write about today. We had a very nice Fourth of July. No major problems. We laughed through the fireworks display. The males were all outside and the females inside watching plus Dr. John. We critiqued the display and the presenters. They put a cardboard box under the display table which at one time was smoking. My oldest grandson was wearing a green elf hat and beard not the safest get up which he was told he could not wear.


Jill said...

Thought provoking questions. Glad your 4th was nice. I had a quiet day, then I got to watch some of the tv specials including my hero Barry Manilow singing in Washington, then the New York one and the Boston one. Stirring music and fabulous fireworks.

Anonymous said...

Glad you took this...please do so anytime my friend. I liked your answer to the flag burning and your number 8 I'm a lot like this. Sounds like a wonderful July 4th. Aloha

The Old Fart said...

Enjoyed reading these answers, hope you had a great holiday.

I got another picture posted to be guessed at what it is.

No prizes but honorable mention to the closest guesser.

A Blessed Sunday is wished for you and Dr John and your family.

Nessa said...

We had strawberry shot cake too. I'm glad you had a great family get together even if there were some scary moments.

quilly said...

Fun, family and a bit of danger -- that sounds like the perfect 4th of July celebration to me!

Melli said...

I wish I had seen this meme before the 4th -- I would have done it too! I am very patriotic - sometimes I think I'm TOO patriotic. Some people think I'm TOO everything I am! LOL!

I think my FAVORITE 4th's were the ones when Amanda was small and we lived in the village -- they always had a bicycle parade and the kids would decorate their bikes and they had contests for best bike and best costume and things like that! There were games and races. It was so much FUN and really REALLY got the kids involved! Then they put off fireworks around our lake - and the whole community was there - everybody you knew! It was wonderful!