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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 11:05:46 AM PDT
Nancy says:
Yes...we've had pets/dogs since i could remember, they are teriffied (at least ours) of fireworks. I stayed home one time and goofy Hunter tried to chase them...it was a hoot.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 11:07:26 AM PDT
Nancy says:
My Sister--
The problem there is...I should be on my own.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 11:10:48 AM PDT
Hahaha...Well if Goofy Hunter tried to chase them then he either was not really too too afraid of them OR else he was deathly terrified and tried naturally to defend himself best he could it sounds like...Poor thing!!!

Are you talking about "sparklers"??? or actual fire crackers???

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 11:11:55 AM PDT
Yeah....I think I remember "the problem there"....I thought maybe things had gotten better!!! Sorry about that kiddo

But you sound really really good!!!

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 1:33:23 PM PDT
D. Bitgood says:
Happy 4th, everybody, if I don't get to it tomorrow. Latest movie (re)watched: BIKINI BEACH with Frankie and Annette...and Don Rickles, and, briefly, Boris Karloff.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 1:44:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2012 1:44:47 PM PDT
Happy Independence Day to you!

My holiday viewing will be a thirteen-hour marathon, a TV miniseries from 1976 entitled THE ADAMS CHRONICLES.
I'll begin watching in the small hours of the 4th, and continue throughout the day.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:43:32 PM PDT
Nancy says:
OMG!! I loved "The Adams Chronicles" Annie.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 2:45:05 PM PDT
Nancy says:
If its alright with you....I would like to do a do over with my movies, while I did enjoy watching them, i did so while I was sick. Thanks :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:46:11 PM PDT
Nancy says:
Happy Early Fourth Dan! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:38:39 PM PDT
Nancy says:
Thanks Bitter :)
Theres good and bad days.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:51:20 PM PDT
Nancy says:
Actual hugh fireworks from the Jr. High that you could see from where we live. He say them in the air started barking and took off looking up in the air. I started laughing and called him back before he got runned over by a car. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 8:42:06 PM PDT
RE: do over
Hey, why not? :?D
Got my SEALED copy of THE ADAMS CHRONICLES right here (picks it up). Won't have that shrink wrap on it for long.

It's perfect for this holiday, no? (PS-- Only $11 here.)

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 8:54:23 PM PDT
FREE July 4th radio shows from the Old Time Radio Catalog:



OUR MISS BROOKS - (Comedy) "July 4th Trip to Eagle Springs" from July 3, 1949
Things get complicated as Miss Brooks tries to get away for the 4th of July holiday. It all started when Miss Brooks breaks Principal Conklin's eyeglasses...with a hammer.

YOU ARE THERE - (Drama) "July 4th, 1776 Philadelphia" from March 21, 1948
You are there for the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 in Philadelphia. The heat is unbearable and even worse is the horseflies. The Founding Fathers are interviewed as well as some of the dissenters who are against Independence-who will win?

CALLING ALL CARS - (True Detective) "July Fourth in a Radio Car" from July 4, 1934
Calling all Cars features true stories from the squad car on 4th of July. The most interesting of which involves parents listening in on police radio hear about a child hit by a car...on their street...is it their child?

Meet the Meeks - (Comedy) "Planning a Company Picnic " from July 3, 1948
Peggy wants to invite her new boy friend, Harold Harbinger, to the company Fourth of July picnic. One catch, Mortimer's boss hates everyone with the last name Harbinger as his family's business is the chief rival of Mortimer's company, Barker and Company. Meet the Meeks is sponsored by Allsweet Margarine the margarine with the natural delicate flavor, mmm...good.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 4:32:22 AM PDT
D. Bitgood says:

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 8:57:29 AM PDT
*¨*`*☆∴**¨*`*☆∴*Good Morning Classics*∴☆*`**¨*`*☆*`* *¨*`*

Ms. A Fancy Gor....et al...

Happy 4th. of July America!!!...*Hurray*... for the Red White and Blue!!!...

(That's my best east coast Baston sensibility speaking!!!) winks*


Lots 0 Hugs*

·*¨) ¸.·*¨) ¸.·*¨* (¸.*´ ¸.·´*'~* ♥♡♥ ~☆*Bittersweet*☆~

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 9:30:36 AM PDT
Nancy says:
Morning Bitter--
Happy Fourth of July to you. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 9:46:32 AM PDT
Nancy says:
The Adams Chronicles--
They had it at Blockbuster, couldnt wait to get my hands on it...then one disc was missing! Nooooooooooo!! I couldnt believe it!! I want to do the do over because I keep finding new things in "Band of Brothers" and keep rewatching it...I tell you, I'm obsessed!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 10:04:39 AM PDT
Gorgar says:
[ Marilyn Monroe ] "...Happy Birthday, Mister President..." ups, wrong holiday.
"Happy Birthday, Joo-nited Sta-yates!" (Warriors...come out and play-yay!)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 10:18:40 AM PDT
Nancy says:
LOL!!!!!!! :)))

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 11:45:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 4, 2012 11:47:09 AM PDT
Gor....I think that your post officially intoxicated me*....just reading it...Either that or you've been spending TOO much time south of the border Padre!!!

Have a margarita on me son!!! hugs*


Posted on Jul 4, 2012 12:31:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 1:13:40 AM PDT
PAUL REVERE'S RIDE - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1863)

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, `If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.'

Then he said, `Good-night!' and with muffled oar
Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore,
Just as the moon rose over the bay,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay
The Somerset, British man-of-war;
A phantom ship, with each mast and spar
Across the moon like a prison bar,
And a huge black hulk, that was magnified
By its own reflection in the tide.

Meanwhile, his friend, through alley and street,
Wanders and watches with eager ears,
Till in the silence around him he hears
The muster of men at the barrack door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of the grenadiers,
Marching down to their boats on the shore.

Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church,
By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the belfry-chamber overhead,
And startled the pigeons from their perch
On the sombre rafters, that round him made
Masses and moving shapes of shade,-
By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,
To the highest window in the wall,
Where he paused to listen and look down
A moment on the roofs of the town,
And the moonlight flowing over all.

Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead,
In their night-encampment on the hill,
Wrapped in silence so deep and still
That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,
The watchful night-wind, as it went
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, `All is well!'
A moment only he feels the spell
Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread
Of the lonely belfry and the dead;
For suddenly all his thoughts are bent
On a shadowy something far away,
Where the river widens to meet the bay,-
A line of black that bends and floats
On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats.

Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now gazed at the landscape far and near,
Then, impetuous, stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle-girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry-tower of the Old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns!

A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing, a spark
Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet;
That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,
Kindled the land into flame with its heat.

He has left the village and mounted the steep,
And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep,
Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides;
And under the alders that skirt its edge,
Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge,
Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.
It was twelve by the village clock,
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river fog,
That rises after the sun goes down.

It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, blank and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.

It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
He heard the bleating of the flock,
And the twitter of birds among the trees,
And felt the breath of the morning breeze
Blowing over the meadows brown.
And one was safe and asleep in his bed.
Who at the bridge would be first to fall,
Who that day would be lying dead,
Pierced by a British musket-ball.

You know the rest. In the books you have read,
How the British Regulars fired and fled,-
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farm-yard wall,
Chasing the red-coats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,-
A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 12:32:35 PM PDT

Top Ten Things You Don't Want To
Hear at Your Family Barbecue:

10. "I got the idea for this recipe from watching

9. "Which do you want first, kids, ice cream or
the name of your real father?"

8. "I made the potato salad three weeks ago, so
it's naturally red, white and blue"

7. "Somebody keep the cops busy while dad buries
the knife"

6. "Here, try a soy dog. It almost tastes real"

5. "And now cousin Earl will show us slides of
his quintuple bypass"

4. "If you don't wash your hands, it gives the
burgers more flavor"

3. "By the way, your wife is an excellent kisser"

2. "Pick up your pants, grandpa-- that's not how
you put out a barbecue"


And The Number 1 Thing You Don't Want To
Hear at Your Family Barbeque...

"Dude, that firecracker really did a number on
your eye"


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Posted on Jul 4, 2012 12:43:35 PM PDT
GOOD NIGHT - Carl Sandburg (from Smoke and Steel, 1920)

Many ways to say good night.

Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July
spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.
They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.
Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue
and then go out.

Railroad trains at night spell with a smokestack mushrooming a white pillar.

Steamboats turn a curve in the Mississippi crying a baritone that crosses lowland cottonfields to razorback hill.

It is easy to spell good night.
Many ways to spell good night.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 1:31:50 PM PDT
Nancy says:
Oh! was that a south of the border accent? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 1:48:03 PM PDT
WHAT???...I'll give you an upvote for that but i'm not gonna read it all!!! HA!
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