July 4th is a special day for Americans, we celebrate freedom and our liberty that make millions of immigrants seek refuge in this great nation. We should be proud that we are a bastion of freedom for all.
Betsy Ross made her flag that showed our courage and we need to proudly wave the flag today and let no one demean Grand Old Glory.
Enjoyed a great yard party at Dianne Bartlett’s home as a fundraiser for the Bessie Hope event in August. Diane knows how to throw a party and dresses with the theme of the party.
Spent July 4th in Vail and watched the annual parade. Many veterans were in attendance and the parade honored the famed mountain fighting division that trained above Minturn before combat in Italian mountains during World War ll. I still have some skis and poles from that unit somewhere in the basement given to me by my grandmother who lived in nearby Leadville.
A highlight of spending the weekend in the mountains was spending Saturday morning walking around the Minturn Farmer’s Market. Vail has a Sunday morning farmers market event with thousands of people walking an entire street full of vendor booths of merchandise and food. Crepes seemed to be the popular breakfast choice. In Minturn, two young ladies, Barrette and Devin Hendrix were pushing a little cart through the crowd selling rolls and coffee. They had their little business going strong and said they used the funds for snowboarding. Young entrepreneurs at work.
Sunday took the Wolcott backroad by State Bridge, Toponas and Yampa, Oak Creek, then the 20-mile road past the old Tri-State power plant at Hayden and made it to Craig for a memorial service for Judy Samuelson, whose family have operated the local hardware store in Craig for decades. Husband Dave and I played basketball together in that community for many years. Their two sons, Mark and Jeff, hosted many friends at a local restaurant. Good to see many old Craig friends, and my hometown where we owned the local newspaper for many years.
Two highlights of July 4, 2019. An eloquent speech was made by our nation’s president from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We may reprint the speech soon to preserve the historically significance of an American president making a patriotic speech on July 4th from such a location, along with the parade and air flyover.
He is one busy president and while some don’t like him, he has boundless energy and stands up for America.
The second highlight was the U.S. soccer team tromping the Netherlands Sunday morning in France. What a wonderful team of great athletes who represented our country so well.
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