What do you think of when you think of 4th of July????  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
7/4/2005 8:10 am

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What do you think of when you think of 4th of July????

I tried to post earlier this weekend some words from a famed Red Skelton speaking about the Pledge of Allegience, but was unable to post it then.....

I will try to repost it here......

In the meantime,

what do you think of when you think of the 4th of July?????

Love to hear your comments....



PS... Here are those words (they are available for viewing off of many different sites) -- Enjoy!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/5/2005 1:08 pm

lucytart - lol... that's the best kind....

rm_lucytart 50F
590 posts
7/5/2005 9:47 am

Fireworks, preferably from the privacy of our convertible, where passerbys wonder why I'm smiling so...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/4/2005 10:46 pm

joey0845 - Thanks. Hope you can enjoy some of the fireworks shows from your side of the border!!!

ProtonicMan - Ahhhh... I have some of those same memories as well, excepting my Grandma & Grandpa's house was out in the country. She would have long wooden white picnic tables and aridondik(sp?) style chairs, as well as many lawn chairs, etc....At the end of the day it was myself, my siblings, my 3 cousins (after my Granda died there were 5 cousins total), my Aunt & Uncle, my Mom & Dad, my Granda (and sometimes her sister and brother and their generations of folks) and Grandpa. We would all get a slice (or 2 or 3) of watermelon... find ourselves a comfy spot to sit... and clear the way of the white sided house to which my Dad projected many a home movie for us all to watch. Ahhh... what great memories those were....

Grandpa died of TB, emphesema, and lung cancer by the time I was 14 years old. Even so, he had enjoyed being with all of us as well, sitting on his porch, in the white metal rocking lawn chair, smoking his pipe.

Hmmmm... thank goodness we have had the freedoms we have had and will have....and all the memories that go with them!!!

ProtonicMan 48M

7/4/2005 8:23 pm

I remember the fireworks in the city I grew up in. I remember days spent at my grandparents' beach house as a kid, getting the picnic table out, and eating lots of hot dogs.

I think about how great the freedoms are in this country. I think about how important it is that I can say what I want, and that others can say what they want. I think about how important it is that I have the right to burn the flag if I want to.

Oh, and I think that expatbrit should quit whining and get back to work! LOL


joey0845 71M

7/4/2005 6:51 pm

I think of the american flag. I think of the freedom that americans have. Its a holiday.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/4/2005 4:50 pm

expatbrit49 - Darn it. Well have fun anyways!!! When can I say that you brits will be here for dinner????


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/4/2005 4:48 pm

AmberSolaire - our people are generally not like that!! Especially, speaking for myself....


expatbrit49 62M

7/4/2005 4:12 pm

I think shit its Monday and I gotta got to work

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

AmberSolaire 42M

7/4/2005 3:47 pm

Cant get that scene from independance day the movie outta my head.When the president addresses them before leading them out of area 51 to go "kick ets butt".

Is it ironic? or is that really America?

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/4/2005 1:40 pm

LoyaltyandHonor - spoil sport!

spearfishhottie - hmmmm.. that seems interesting....and fun!

KajunKittyt4U - Yes, me too! ...

ps The prior comment I posted didn't stick. Oh, well... If you googlize it, you will see what I mean..

KajunKittyt4U 52F
81 posts
7/4/2005 12:06 pm

I think of all the men and women who sacrificed their lifes and fortunes, so we have our freedom today.

Hope you have a blast on this 4th of July!

Hugs... Kitty.

spearfishhottie 51M/47F
98 posts
7/4/2005 11:39 am

I think of Margaritas and fireworks. Preferably in the bedroom.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
7/4/2005 10:48 am

I think of the anti-christ having yet another b-day.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/4/2005 8:11 am

The following words were spoken by the late Red Skelton on his television program as he related the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who felt his students had come to think of the Pledge of Allegiance as merely something to recite in class each day.

Now, more than ever, listen to the meaning of these words.

"I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester

and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you.

If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?"


me, an individual, a committee of one.


dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.


my love and my devotion.

To the flag

our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever

she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given

her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!


that means that we have all come together.


individual communities that have united into 48 great states.

Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and

purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to

a common purpose, and that's love for country.

And to the republic

a state in which sovereign power is

invested in representatives chosen by the

people to govern. And government is the people

and it's from the people to the leaders, not from

the leaders to the people.

For which it stands, one nation

one nation, meaning "so

blessed by God"


incapable of being divided.

With liberty

which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's

own life without threats, fear or some sort of


And Justice

the principle or quality of dealing fairly with others.

For all

which means, boys and girls, it's as much your

country as it is mine.


Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country

and two words have been added to the pledge of Allegiance...


Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said

that is a prayer

and that would be eliminated from schools too?

God Bless America!

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