Friday, July 3, 2009


John and I want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. While this is a time for family, barbecues, and fireworks, let us not forget what we're really celebrating here - Independence. A free and independent country that celebrates the uniqueness of its citizens. And the men and women who fought so valiently to guarantee all our freedoms.

Today is the anniversary of Picket's Charge in Gettysburg. I grabbed this picture from another blog...if you ever get a chance to go to Gettysburg, do it! I've been a number of times and it never fails to move me! The atmosphere of that place is still filled with the feeling of fear and hate and revenge and death and more fear. You can almost smell the smoke and blood.

Enough, about blood and death!

John and I are having his family over for barbecue tomorrow. We are not sure what we're serving - the only thing I'm sure of is that it's from the freezer! I don't say the work butcher around the animals - makes 'em stressed! And you don't want stressed meat! I say re-purposed cause they don't understand that word - haha! Anyway, Huevo is taking a little trip on Monday morning and we need room in the freezer for his return. Since he is over 1000 pounds, that means we need a lot of room in the freezer!

Happy 4th of July, everyone!


cinnamongirl93 said...

Happy 4th of July to you!
I have never been to Gettysburg. Some day we will see it. You described it so well.
Mmmm. I am so envious of your own home grown meat. It will be the best ever. Enjoy!

Dawn said...

Yum, that bbq sounds delicious -- we'll be right over!!! *grin*

Happy Independence day to your family also!

Elsie Campbell said...

Gettysburg area is beautiful. Been there several times when Quilt Odyssey was there. The show has since moved to Hershey, another nice city to visit. (Can you imagine the glorious smell that envelops that town?)