Sunday, July 3, 2011

I Am a Yankee Doodle Dandeeeeee ...

-Though I wasn't born on the 4th of July (I am a Sagittarius, you know!) I am beyond excited for tomorrow!

Tomorrow my nephew is in the 4th of July parade in Ojai, California. Last year the parade was ... well, rather than trying to describe it in words, you can check it out here. Pretty awesome. :)

I have had this handmade "July Mouse" (below) since I collected mice as a little girl. I think I actually got him at a street fair one year on the 4th of July. Somewhere along the line I gave up all the mice in the collection except this one and my christmas mice. I'm sure you can see why!

A little "Yankee Doodle Dandy" for you!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!!

Our freedom is not guaranteed by the Constitution;
the only thing that guarantees freedom, ultimately,
is our own commitment to it.
That commitment must include our capacity
to love each other as human beings,
to remember we are brothers and sisters on this planet,
and to surrender to God any thoughts we have to the contrary.

~Marianne Williamson

Blessings and light!


Loree said...

Happy 4th. I think your mouse it absolutely cute.

A Brush with Color said...

Wonderful! Happy 4th to you as well, Lucinda! It's one of my favorite holidays. Years ago, I rode the bateau mouche down the Seine in Paris, and a man (who obviously recognized I was American,)grabbed my arm, saying, "Oh, please--sing that song that I love--that Yankee Doodle!" I smile every time I hear it and think of that night I sang alone to Frenchmen and they all clapped for me...

KathyA said...

Back at you!! Love that film!!

Emily said...

Happy 4th of July!

Gary Keimig said...

Hope you had a very happy 4th. And thank you for your recent comment on my blog. I have been having a blast chasing grizzlies of which I have gotten a lot of photography on and putting on my facebook page.

AM said...

wonderful blog..glad to have found you here :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the comments!
Hope you all had a fantastic 4th!!

jane said...

p.s. i collected mice when i was little too... :)

Punctuation Mark said...

hope you had a great time last weekend!