Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

 "Oh, it's home again and home again, America for me!
I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea
To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars."
Henry Van Dyke

Happy 4th of July
From All of Us Here In The House of Edward!


  1. Sweet of you to think of us...but truly the rooms have shrunk since that poem was penned, and did you know that, although it's true "Today is Independence Day. On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, and the United States officially broke from the rule of England. But, the document was approved and signed on July 2, and was formally only formally adopted on July 4. John Adams always felt that the Second of July was America's true birthday, and he refused to appear at Fourth of July celebrations for the rest of his life in protest." Ha, the crack in the Liberty bell is really real. Personally, I'm looking forward to the 5th when the fumes have evaporated, and all the yahoos gone back to their various homes.

  2. Happy 4th Pamela, from across the pond!

  3. and a happy 4th to you, my dear!

  4. Happy 4 th of July. Happy birthday America! I hope that you have a wonderful day Pamela, enjoy the songwriter, Edward and apple!


  5. I am thoroughly enjoying the blogs today, with their short and sweet message and images - but as usual, yours is a notch above. What a lovely image, what great words.

    Have a happy 4th!

  6. And a very happy 4th July to all your household, human and canine, too Pamela.

  7. Happy 4th to all of you too!
    I hope Edward & Apple are not as terrified of the "whiz-bang" as my three are.

  8. hark!
    i hear the marches
    of john philip sousa! i always do
    on the 4th.
    and stars... i just like that word
    nice that they're in our flag.
    i love the poem you chose!
    "where the air is full of sunlight
    and the flag is full of stars."
    happy holiday house of edward!
    tammy j

  9. I love this land! It's now my land too!

  10. Hope your 4th was everything you wanted it to be!
    We watched the fireworks from the roof and it was terrific fun!


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