Happy 4th!

July 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm 19 comments

hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque

amongst many salads, chips and s’mores.

there is much on this holiday’s menu;

today’s tastings should not ∼

could not be



there are gatherings of all shapes and sizes ∼

not your typical 24 hour day.

it is one in which we celebrate a special birth ∼

our guest of honor ∼

the US of A.

though this is a day of feasting and fun,

let’s not lose sight of all we have lost;

those who fought hard for our independence ∼

the valiant who paid the ultimate cost.

whether you live in my country or do not,

i wish all of you a wonderful Friday.

the weekend is almost upon us

so enjoy some fun


go out



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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart  |  July 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Fourth, Dear Kimberly.

    • 2. words4jp  |  July 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you so much – you and your family, as well. I have missed so many of your posts – I am getting caught up this weekend. The boys are with their dad and Pee and I are home. No driving!! It has been a summer of taxi service. 😉

  • 3. hitandrun1964  |  July 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Play! Yes…do that…often and with great enthusiasm. 🙂

  • 5. Dom DiFrancesco  |  July 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Happy 4th to you, be safe and enjoy yourself. 🙂

    • 6. words4jp  |  July 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      thank you – I wish you and your family one, as well. I have no plans – house work and paperwork. Not looking forward to the fireworks – a certain someone is not a fan…..she will be sleeping with – oops, i mean ON me tonight. come to think of it, i am thinking i may take a nap – stock up on the sleep I will not be getting during the nighttime. xxxx

  • 7. MichelleMarie  |  July 4, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I loved reading all of this and I love your light hearted wish for fun, food and friends. I’ll be alone as always on this day! Alex will be with friends. I love to take my camera and drive to the top of the hill and watch all the fireworks around me. It would be nice to have someone along with but I love the alone time too! Hugs to you sweet Kimberly. Have a super day!

  • 8. Mytwosentences  |  July 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great perspective. I knew you’d nail it.

  • 11. richardankerswrites  |  July 4, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Happy Fourth, Kim, all the best.

    • 12. words4jp  |  July 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you. I am laying low – home with the Pee who is not having fun with the practice salvos being shot in the air. We live about a mile away from the big Village fireworks. She had pretty much attached herself to my leg:)

      • 13. richardankerswrites  |  July 5, 2014 at 7:22 am

        Oh dear!!! Hope she’s okay now. When I lived at home we always had dogs and they all hated the banging.

  • 14. marcus  |  July 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    nicely written, ((awhoooo))
    Happy Birthday USA
    Peace and Face Licks M’lle Kimberly

    • 15. words4jp  |  July 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Merci beaucoup Monsieur. I would also like to say thank you for visiting my blog and following. Your howls are always appreciated and welcome:).

      • 16. marcus  |  July 5, 2014 at 2:24 am


  • 17. aFrankAngle  |  July 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Spent the evening of the 4th at Riverbend for Red, White, and Boom with the Pops.

    • 18. words4jp  |  July 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      The last time I was at Riverbend – I was in college – George Benson and Annie Lennox.

      The last time I saw the Pops – Erich Kunzel was still alive – he was standing in the Green Room in Music Hall drinking a post performance Heineken Beer. (He drank one before, as well)

      The last time I saw the July 4th fireworks – was, in college, across the river in Covington. i was house sitting for e dancer in the ballet company – they owned one of the historical brick townhouses on 2nd Street.

      My how time flies….. 🙂

      • 19. aFrankAngle  |  July 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

        Glad I brought back some memories.

        The concert was a good one, which included an opera soloist (Jacqueline Echols), a spirited string trio (Time for Three), and a premier of an arrangement of Shennendoah by Peter Boyer (who was in attendance) … and nice fireworks after the concert. … and the weather was perfect!!!!

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