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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, America!



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  1. I love the way you did the quote in 'fireworks'- that is a great shot- you could frame it and add it to your summer entry!
    Do you have fun plans for the Fourth?

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    1. We don't have any big plans. Harry is sick, so I'm just waiting for the others to catch it, too. Fever, cough and sore throat. Yuck, yuck.

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    1. I understand Harry I feel miserable with my flu.
      I hope the others be ok.
      xo

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    2. Yeah, he's feeling yucky. Hope you get better soon!

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  3. Happy 4th July

    Shame about the sickness - hope it goes soon :)

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    1. Thank, Ed. :)

      The sickness will either leave quickly or we'll all be miserable together this holiday weekend. haha.

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    2. Let's hope it leaves quickly - shame if the weekend was spoilt - keep gargling with vingegar - good antiseptic . . . would taste awful though lol :)

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    3. I'll taste like a salad! ha.

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  4. What a great illustration for 4th of July. You are really a master with that camera, and you clever designer ideas. Love it.

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    1. That was fun to do...puttering around with some editing. :)

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  5. Happy 4th!!! I hope that Harry is better soon! xx

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    1. He's a good patient, at least. Sleeps and entertains himself. :)

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    2. Just noticed Harry is sick.....praying it's quick and the others don't catch it...I will be sorting for the Yard Sale back at the other place this weekend. Yard/moving sale July 12.

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    3. Sounds like you'll be busy this weekend! Have fun!

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  6. It's hard to believe it's been so long since all the fire hydrants in our town were painted like patriots to celebrate the bicentennial.
    Happy Birthday, America!
    :0)

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    1. yes, that was ages ago! I was in high school!

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    2. I wasn't quite in high school yet...

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  7. Love the picture!
    Sorry Harry is sick - hope the rest of you avoid it.

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    1. So far so good. My throat was sore earlier but I think I killed it....caught it right away. Harry, on the other hand, is about the same. I didn't notice he was sick until he was well into it....one of the bad parts of being non-verbal. Sigh!

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  8. That picture is absolutely bang on, old girl. Top hole, what!

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    1. old girl!!! . . . she'll have your guts for garters!!

      Watch out folks!! . . . . Keith's about!! . . lol
      Glad you can comment . . . . . I think . . . lol

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    2. Eddie - Betsy and I have an understanding, she won't mind.

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    3. Keith, you're the only person in the world that will get away with calling me that!

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  9. It worked! I can comment again!

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    1. Poor Harry, I hope he gets better soon.

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    2. You commenting is the best thing that's happened to me all day! That is spiffing news, what!

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    3. See Keith we are gradually educating her regarding really important words like spiffing and toodle pip ! LOL

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    4. I wouldn't even know how to use that in a sentence!

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    5. It's an old fashioned Brit phrase amongst the stuffy aristocrasy for goodbye . . . . . toodle pip!! . . . . . . ROLF

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    6. I've heard of toodles as a good bye, but not the pip!

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    7. Eddie - I say, steady on old chap. You'll have Betsy talking like an Oxford graduate soon, and that's just not cricket, chummy! I much prefer her Western accent any day.

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    8. Ah, flattery will get you everything, Keith. :)

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    9. Keith, mate!!!
      Just what is your secret with the ladies??
      Come down to Keynsam and tell me!! . . . . lol

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    10. I use "tara a bit" - holdover from a friend of mine in Birmingham. It means "Goodbye" or "See you later."

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    11. Yes Tara - a northern english for as your friend says. Another is Tat Tar

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  10. beautiful , have a great 4th of July!!!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie....I think we will....quiet and relaxing at home. Yummy food...thankful hearts. :)

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  11. Sorry about Harry :(
    Hope your family wasn't going anywhere or planning on anything big.
    Have you heard from Taylor and Lauren?
    I started getting ready for the 4th, having my bunting up. Lots of flags tomorrow!
    Happy 4th of July Betsy!

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    1. We didn't have any plans that will be spoiled, so all is well.
      I haven't heard from them, but I don't bother them, either. I know they
      got there safely, so that's all I need to know. I'm sure they are having a blast!

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  12. Happy Fourth to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks, Stevie....hope you have a lovely weekend yourself...probably with some kids and grands!

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  13. Happy Fourth! I hope your weekend is relaxing and non-illness filled fun. It's slightly less broiling outside so I went to get my hair cut (super short!) and picked up some more groceries too. Rosemary ham, tri-coloured baby potatoes, asparagus, blueberries, few varieties of cheese all kinds of nummy things. I feel like feasting. Can't decide what to have first! Ha! I love your patriotic cup and graphic design - very clever!

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    1. Ooooh...yummy food! That's the best part of any celebration! yum yum.

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  14. Happy fourth of july
    Hopefully as the fireworks fly
    The nasty germs will die
    Then all will be spry

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    1. I've washed my hands so many times today
      I have no skin left at my bay.
      ha. But I am still well,
      so, what the hell.
      lol....

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Hope you have fun celebrating!

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  16. Just beautiful! Happy 4th to you and yours...hope the gang gets well soon. XO

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    1. Me, too! Being sick in the summer just seems worse!

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  17. Happy Independence Day, Betsy!!

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  18. hope you and the family have a wonderful 4th.
    we were at a big music festival last night // fireworks...

    today is family field day....sack races and such...lol...

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    1. Haha... Oh fun! Don't break your leg or anything!

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  19. Happy Independence Day to you and your Men!

    Yesterday I redid my toenails and in honer of the Fourth I used the blue polish I got from you last year. It looks very patriotic :-)

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    1. How very fun! Jennifer's last post shows her pretty patriotic toes, too! I should have done that!

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  20. Happy Fourth of July! Just remember if it wasn't for the British sense of decency you wouldn't be celebrating today. We could have asserted our authority and made you stay in the Empire! But seeing that your forbearer's were so nice we let you go. . . . .

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    1. You're just jealous your ancestors weren't part of the Pilgrims! ha.

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    2. You forgot to say Keith we are coming back and taking our country back by force . . . . gosh can you imagine it!
      No we shall just ring up and say can we be no 51 please! lol. Better off with our cousins across the pond than in Europe. . . . lol

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    3. yes, being #51 would be a great idea. Your whole country is the size of some of our states anyway! haha. And what's one more accent?

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    4. The best accent of course!! Spfiing, Toodle Pip, Jolly Hockey Sticks, Crumbs, Frightfully Good, You are getting up my gander!, I will bob you if you are not careful, Silly Sod, . . . . . etc.. But of course you would have to put a few u's in your words like armour, honour and hunour . . . lol

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    1. Thanks, Cat. It's been one full of surprises, that's for sure!

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  22. That is a wonderful photo. I was wondering how you and all of your boys were celebrating this year. Happy 4th to your gang as well.

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    1. We just had a nice day at home! Harry is sick and Taylor and Lauren are in Nashville. We grilled burgers and put our feet up! :)

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