As always, I trust and pray that you are all well and of good cheer.
The usual matter of course would have me reminding you that our next monthly meeting was upon us. This time and e-mail, is in opposite desire. Next Tuesday the 3rd of July…….a night off. No meeting, no gathering.
With summer time atop us with its oppressive heat, I hope we are all remembering to take care of ourselves and our charges. Please make sure you are staying cool and drinking water (more so than normal).
It is that time of year when we celebrate the Nation’s Independence. I hope each of you have a sincere desire to make and show tribute to our wonderful country. For those of us blessed by birth and to our brothers and sisters who are here by declaration of decision……Happy 4th of July. There hopefully will be food and family joviality for us all. In my previous life as an adolescent male; found memories of watermelon seed spitting contest come flooding into my mind…..wait, I suppose that’s ‘TMI.’ Oh well, my cousins and I had wonderful times running around the yard on this holiday. Whatever your memories bring to the forefront of your mind; I hope it is as pleasant and happy as mine are. While hot dogs, hamburgers and home made ice cream are a thing of the past for me, I sincerely desire you get to enjoy a favorite item of consumption.
If weather and ‘dry’ conditions allow, may you find the time to go out in the evening of the 4th, hear some good uplifting music which brings national pride and a deep desire to be in a marching band to your ears and that ohhhh ahhhhh and wow’s are heard throughout the land.
Eat well, stay safe and enjoy the show. Also, if you have the desire; help the economy and buy a couch. LOL :: snicker ::
Oh, are you kidding, like I wouldn’t have an historical perspective to send your way; I leave you with the inclination of John Adams and his desires for the “second day of July”:
The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not. (The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784, Harvard University Press, 1975, 142).
Now, before anyone make quarry of the July 2nd date; please take note of the surroundings and dates revolving around the taking of votes and such early political intrigue regarding our 4th of July Celebration.
With this reminder that there is NO meeting this month, we have interlude in the normal course of events, however we will see you again next month (August) because Cancer does suck.