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Independence Day

Postby David Flick » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:56 pm

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Re: Independence Day

Postby Dave Roberts » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 pm

And to you. The most meaningful part of my celebration was to listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence from NPR.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Joseph Patrick » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:24 pm

From Gerry Milligan...I, too, want to wish all on BL a happy Fourth of July.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Joseph Patrick » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:04 pm

From Gery Milligan...In 1977, our first Fourth of July outside of the USA, a group of us in language school went to the American Community School for the celebration. A fun time, a pick-up softball game, many of the embassy staff and Raytheon support personnel found the beer sales. Our group of FMB (now IMB), knowing how Baker James Cauthen frowned on gratuitous drinking, just watched. But, when the Marine Security Guards in their dress uniforms presented the colors and the US Ambassador to Jordan led us in the Star Spangled Banner, several of us chocked up and "sweated from our eyes." My most memorable 4th and a proud realization that I was (and still am) a citizen of the USA.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Haruo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:18 pm

I was just thrilled to find out we didn't let the Queen keep the airports back in the 1770s!
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Dave Roberts » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 am

Haruo wrote:I was just thrilled to find out we didn't let the Queen keep the airports back in the 1770s!


And that Fort McHenry withstood its bombardment during the Revolutionary War.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby William Thornton » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:34 am

A small business in my small town paid for fireworks and free hot dogs. Local bidnessman led the crowd of a thousand or so in an acapella version of the National Anthem...then, kaboom! Blue Angels and tanks would have been nice, though. A big trainload of Army equipment passed through on the RR through town earlier in the day. Probably on the way to some unit's summer camp.

Had a couple of single sourced, organic, natural hot dogs (didn't read the label but made an assumption) from the businesspeople and some free water from the Baptist church, my former pastorate.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Tim Bonney » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:18 am

It was a quiet for here. I hope you all enjoyed the day!
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Haruo » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Pretty quiet here, too. But Mrs. H's son and grandkids live in Ridgecrest, so we were a bit distracted from the neighborhood's percussion.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Haruo » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Pretty quiet here, too. But Mrs. H's son and grandkids live in Ridgecrest, so we were a bit distracted from the neighborhood's percussion.
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Joseph Patrick » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:10 am

Haruo wrote:I was just thrilled to find out we didn't let the Queen keep the airports back in the 1770s!


From Gerry Milligan...Rain will do strange things to teleprompters, even cause them to lie!
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Re: Independence Day

Postby Haruo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:01 am

Joseph Patrick wrote:
Haruo wrote:I was just thrilled to find out we didn't let the Queen keep the airports back in the 1770s!


From Gerry Milligan...Rain will do strange things to teleprompters, even cause them to lie!

I'm sure they are just demons, like the Autocorrect Gang but higher-paid and more addicted to the limelight.
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