Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to all my Dear Friends here in America! 

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."
 Franklin D. Roosevelt

"This nation will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave."
Elmer Davis

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."
 William Faulkner

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
 Abraham Lincoln

"Then join in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."
John Dickinson

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
 Albert Camus
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! 

I will leave you with a quote from my favorite family satirist, the late Erma Bombeck. 

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the yellow jackets die from happiness. You may think you have just overeaten, but it is actually Patriotism." :)



  1. Oh Karen Happy 4th of July. Love the images and that is the second time I have read this quote today Erma Bombeck was right on:) Enjoy. B

  2. Great quote from EB... that is why our country is great! I hope you have a happy 4th of July as well!

  3. Love all the quotes and the vintage pictures! This is the second time I have read the Erma Bombeck quote too.
    Have a wonderful 4th!

  4. Happy Fourth of July Karen :-) have a beautiful day.

  5. Lovely post Karen. Ya gota love Erma Bombeck's way of looking at live.

  6. Sweet post, love all those vintage images. Happy 4th!!

  7. The vintage images are really cute. Happy 4th! I'm sure you'll have a lovely time with your family :)

  8. Dearest Karen,
    Love Erma's quote; so true. We just got back from our lunch with friends on the river. We were indoors, even though we could walk when we arrived there but the thunderstorm changed all that. It is again pouring down.
    Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones.

  9. Happy Independence Day to you!

    Marina from Spain

  10. Lovely Karen!! You as well! I hope that your day is filled with many blessings!

  11. Happy Fourth of July! I hope you are having a lovely day! :)

  12. Great post Karen...have a wonderful holiday celebration with your family.

  13. Happy 4th July...Have a wonderful day x x x Hugs May x x x

  14. Happy 4th July Ms. Karen

    I love all the pictures about 4th July here.

    Have a glorious day,

  15. Hello Karen
    Hope you / I had a good 4 July day.
    The day is also celebrated in Denmark (Rebild hills) a feast for the Danish / American.
    Wishing you and your one od weekend :) Hugs Hanne Bente

  16. This was a lovely post, Karen. Thank you for sharing. I hope you had a delightful 4th of July. And I love your new header - so cute and fun :)

    Hugs to you!

  17. Hi Karen! A belated happy 4th of July to you. Catching up on your posts - they are all so summery and beautiful. And I love that Erma Bombeck quote! She was so great. I remember reading her column in the newspaper as a kid. I love her quote about her favourite form of housework being sweeping the room with a glance!

  18. Spent the day with family yesterday so I didn't get around to visiting my bloggy friends, but I hope you enjoyed your fourth! :)

  19. Great Independence Day post, Karen! All your quotes are so wonderfully true! And the family picnic theme by Erma Bombeck does relect our comfortable, healthy, happy sense of freedom through the years!


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