"Now I ain't sayin' it's right or it's wrong..
But maybe it's the only way
Talk about your revolution
It's Independence Day."
Excerpt from the song "Independence Day"
Written by Gretchen Peters
Sung by Martina McBride
Gretchen Peters wrote this song from the point of view of an eight year old girl, when her parents split up.
Martina McBride is the spokesperson for domestic abuse charities.
Even though this is not a patriotic song in the true sense of the word, it is a song that reminds us all to take heart in the freedoms that we possess and to believe that we all can overcome adversity and truly realize our independent selves.
As I may have mentioned in my last post, the parlor has gained her independence.
Gone are the days when she was held hostage by the whims of the other Cottage rooms.
Which room was the first to decide she was the best candidate for the job of hoarder?...
...and does it really matter?
...now she can close herself off from the rest of the rooms because she can...not because she has to. The sight of these french doors was the main reason we fell in love with the Cottage.
To add some patriotic spirit to the mantle, a garland of homemade pinwheels, and other small touches, show off her true colors.
As most creatures of the female persuasion, she can also be mysterious. Here are a few sides of her personality not normally seen, thanks to my LG Smart phone Sketchguru app.
When the sun starts going down, she basks in the glow from the Grand Illumination, back in time to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.
The porch, also, is happy once again to have a little light on the subject.
The fairies have even gotten into the Independence Day spirit.
Friday will be the Independence Day celebrations around town.
This picture is of last year's fireworks. I had just discovered a fireworks program on my camera after using it for about five years! Though they are certainly far from good, they turned out much better than the year before...
So this year, I will try out my new Smart phone and see how that works. I will share them in my next post.
"Today we celebrate freedom
Thanks to those who came before.
Those brave men who fought and died
In each and every war.
Freedom always comes at a price
And while we celebrate
We should tip our hats to the heroes
Who made our country great."
Happy Independence Day, America
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