Monday, July 3, 2017
Ready to Celebrate
As we went out for our walk Sunday morning, I told Tom I was sad. I had read a few articles on line and watched a snippet of Face the Nation, and all week we had been bombarded by the tweets of our Trumpiter in Chief.
Are we as a nation losing the ability to discern truth from fiction? Do enough of us even care?
I respect professional journalism. I believe that journalists do their best to present verified facts. I know which is "fake news", and it is not the New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, or even CNN.
The fact that the president doesn't like the reporting of the main stream media says more about him than about the news sources. The movie line "You can't handle the truth!" comes to mind.
Now we are about to celebrate another 4th of July, commemorating the birth of our nation. Our nation was born out of a desire for freedom. That freedom has been tested many times, and it is being tested now.
We need to rejoice in that freedom! Practice that freedom! Share that freedom! And guard that freedom from those among us who would do it harm.
I'm ready to celebrate! Yep, today was food preparation day. You get the traditional photo of food. There is rhubarb coffee cake for the parade brunch tomorrow morning.
And then there is pie! Cherry pie and berry pie, and brownies, because you gotta' have chocolate, and traditional potato salad, all of which we'll share at SIL Jan's party and fireworks show in the evening.
I got it all done with time to spare, time to sit and put my feet up and anticipate celebrating. Making food has made me happy. Having the freedom to participate in celebrating with friends and family makes me happy. Living in this great nation with its beauty and diversity and traditions makes me happy.
Let Freedom ring!