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three cheers for the red, white, and blue

4 Jul

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, here’s my little tribute to the colors of our flag.

RED: I’m spending the week in the most beautiful of our states, Maine, with my family, in the house where I grew up. Sweets and I are relaxing, showing Mom the ring (!), grilling, walking the dogs, seeing movies at prices well below those in NYC, and spending time with friends. I’m sure one of the highlights will be partaking of the beautiful food and scenery at The Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth later this week. Look at this red goodness! Yum!

the lobster shack at two lights

I'll be enjoying one of these!

WHITE: Now that I’m engaged and planning a wedding, it occurs to me more than at any other time how thankful I am for my freedom to marry. My marriage will be an interracial one, and I don’t take it lightly that not very long ago the union would not have been blessed by the laws of the land. We still have some laws against people marrying those they love in this country, however. I’d like to challenge other wedding bloggers to keep this issue of equality in mind and post a White Ribbon badge, available at http://www.whiteknot.org/resources.html, to help spread the word about the ways we can advocate for change in our country. I’m proud to show my White Ribbon over there on the right hand side of the screen.

BLUE:

bluebird of happiness from Terra Studios

Bluebird of Happiness from Terra Studios

Life is sweet, tender and complete
When you find the bluebird of happiness.
You will find perfect peace of mind
When you find the bluebird of happiness.
Two hearts that beat as one,
‘Neath a new found sun,
We are in a world that’s just begun,
And you must sing his song, as you go along,
When you find the bluebird of happiness.

-Words by Edward Heyman and Harry Parr Davies

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