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July 4, 2009 updated

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-07-2009


What can one say that has not already been said. I can only add to all those other voices that had proclaimed, “I am proud to be an American.” But let me do that, and then allow me to add, “may God continue to bless our great nation.”

Well, the kids have come and gone and Momma and I are resting. Another good day. We had one child, his family and a couple of friends with lots of good food. My darling is just a pretty darn good cook. Then, my daughter-in-law brought in this American Flag, about 18 x 24 or something like that, made out of cake, white frosting, strawberries made the red stripes across the white icing, blueberries made the background for the white stars made from whipped cream or dabbles of white icing. Let me tell you that when she brought that cake out I wanted to start singing the Star Spangled Banner. I refrained from that outbreak of song, but when I ate my first piece, then I thought maybe God Bless America, but then after my second piece and a smiggin of home made ice cream, it was more like Turn Out the Lights. That girl out did herself on that cake……American would have been proud…..Sorry, you’ll just have to trust me on it now…..its all gone…

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I am listening to the vestiges of the fireworks. No sense going to bed before completion, PTSD will shoot me outta the sack like a bottle rocket. I can count on it. Anyhow, I went today for lunch to the neighborhood retirement home to listen to some pretty old ladies and share a world class potato salad. There is a sense of intelligence and wisdom thereabouts that I’ve found that I enjoy. I walk Willis (stubborn beagle) around there most every evening and I (stubborn dude) am unsure as to whether I learn more from him or ‘the presence’ of them.
Your cake was the dessert of my day.

Donald, thank you so much for your comments. Believe me, that cake was delicious. It was an enjoyable day and I hope yours was as well. Come back to see us anytime. Pete

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