Good morning on this day before the National 4th of July Holiday in the U.S.
The holiday which celebrates independence as a country – and as I heard said at a meeting yesterday, the best sort of no pressure holiday; all about food, fun, friends and family. Some of the young fellows in my neighborhood have already been practicing their fireworks lighting skills, just in case they got rusty since last year.
For my U.S. readers, I hope that this day brings you a little paid independence from your work place – maybe some lazy time to fill with outdoor eating, friendly gatherings, parades, fireworks and maybe a bit of beer. (And since it falls on a Thursday this year, perhaps even a nice long, leisurely weekend.)
For my readers elsewhere in the world, I hope that you too have some point in the year when you can enjoy a day of independence from the work day toil, a day out of the ordinary mundane working tasks to enjoy with those that you choose to pass pleasant time.
The warm weather and sunshine that we Americans expect as a natural part of this holiday increases the ebullience. We should all be quite pleased that fashions have changed during the history of this country because I don’t imagine that the many layers of jackets, cravats, wigs, hose, etc. were particularly comfortable in steamy weather.
Independence is a wonderful gift – dreamed of fervently by children doing adult bidding everywhere. In the midst of the revelry, I hope that you each get a moment to smile about this freedom.
I hope that all have a Happy and Safe 4th, I’ll see you here again on Friday the 5th.
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