Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

240 Candles

America is 240 years old!
1776 to 2016

We really could compare this quote by Robin Sloan

"Walking the stacks in a library
dragging your fingers across the spines
it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits."

with the thoughts and dreams of our Founding Fathers

"How little do our countrymen know
what precious blessings
they are in possession of 
and which no other people on earth enjoy."
Thomas Jefferson 

Happy 240th!

We can't really put 240 candles on a cake or it would look like this photo below
when blowing out the candles!

"America is a tune. It must be sung together."
Gerald Stanley Lee
song by Ray Charles

(I am so thankful my family took and shared photos of their day)

The Red, White and Blue boys!

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.

"One flag, one land, one heart,
One Nation Evermore."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

We celebrate with 



Say hello to my son!

American Flag and the Statue of Liberty Mural from Bay Minette, Alabama

of course it's always another reason to have a bonfire!

A great thought for any day

"Your life must be an open city
with all sorts of ways to wander in."
Robin Sloan


Debbie said...

we celebrated in the same way....and with cute outfits on the little ones too!! i graduated from high school in 1976, a bicentennial year which made it even more special, we actually received 2 diploma's. one acknowledged the bicentennial!!! we are celebrating our 40 year reunion in a few weeks!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Nice relaxed and relaxing post. i've been reading several 4th July posts today and yours really gives me a feeling of being there. That firework shot is so atmospheric! can almost smell the gunpowder.....

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

When one is proud of their country, its a good thing. Congratulations.

Elephant's Child said...

A very happy birthday. With more to come.

kaykuala said...

There is so much to accomplish and to share. Appreciation from those with dreams.


Debbie said...

hi karen, i had the links on my post but they were the same color. i have changed things so that when i share a link, it is a different color. many thanks for all those kind comments!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That cake looks amazing! Looks like you all had fun.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like fun July 4th celebration. Great collection of photos, love the kiddie red/white/blue shot.

Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!