Fourth of July Flashbacks

First and foremost, a very happy fourth of July to all!  This happens to be the third fourth of July that I will not be at home in sunny California.  So, while everyone is getting ready for BBQ’s, beach or mountain trips, or other family fun, I’d share some fun throwback shots.  Boy have times changed.

IMG_1089Back to 10th grade in Mammoth Lakes, California
~ Always a treat to hike, bike, and watch the annual street parade ~

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis

IMG_1116This would be a picture of my cousins who are now going into their middle school years!

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

IMG_0635Fourth of July is also a time to celebrate my grandma Nance as she was born on that very day! 🙂 HBNK!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA few years spent in the “rustic” Alisal lodge area near the Santa Ynez Valley.

I believe in America because we have great dreams – and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.  ~Wendell L. Wilkie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPractically twins just chilling at the buffet

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.  ~Author Unknown


Family trips with biking (attractive…we try)


Golfing (watch out…we’re joining the WPGA) 😉

If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.  ~Geraldine Ferraro


Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin

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America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPensively playing shuffleboard – the “old person” or California way.  So many of my friends have talked about playing shuffleboard, but I guess they are talking about the mini version in bars.


Not exactly the most patriotic location – just the middle of the United Kingdom. Needless to say they didn’t really celebrate the 4th as we do.

Today I’m blessed to be celebrating with my family friends by the beach.  Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend!

From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, “America”


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