Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Hope you all are enjoying the holiday. We are just kind of "winging it" this year. Doing some work in the garden and enjoying the weather. Later we will probably grill some hamburgers and sit on the deck. Tonight we will go see the fireworks at the park where my husband's office is. They put on the best and longest fireworks show in the area. I can remember when I was a little girl always thinking the display was much too short. Just when we were really getting into the "oohs" and "aahs" the show was over and it was time to go to bed. So what do you all have planned for the day?
Last night I made this little patriotic collage. The text says, "This stillness held a greater tribute." The man in the photo is my grandfather, Hans. He immigrated to America from Denmark in the early 1900's. I used this photo of him because Grandpa was the most patriotic person I have ever known. He was so proud to be in this country. He and Grandma met on the ship coming here and later were married. Soon after arriving they both were anxious to take English lessons so they could become U.S. citizens as soon as possible. Grandpa's favorite holiday was July 4th. He would always fly the flag and my aunt tells me they always would have their picture taken holding little flags. (I wonder who has those pictures now?) That was back in the day when people were anxious to do what was necessary to gain citizenship. And they were so proud when they achieved it and were grateful for all the opportunities this land had to offer. Grandpa, this tribute is for you!

1 comment:

PJ said...

What a beautiful tribute!

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