Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!, memory and feet don't fail me now!

- A favorite quote: It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have these three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice neither. Mark Twain

- A favorite memory from July 4, 2009: Spending the 4th of July in my home town and sitting on the post office steps at noon to call my sister in Florida. Suddenly the bells of Sacred Heart Catholic Church begin to play God Bless America and My Country 'Tis of Thee to an otherwise deserted downtown, making for appropriate patriotic background music.

- Making a new memory: Sometime between 8:45am (my start time in the "T" heat), and 11am, I'll be mostly walking the Peachtree Road Race. I decided to dedicate each of the six miles to people in my life. I loved that support you gave me when I announced I was running (mostly walking) - I'll let you know how it went! :)

10 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Happy 4th, Lynn! The Mark Twain quote is great.

ileana said...

Sweet memory from July 4th, 2009...and that Mark Twain quote is a classic! Love the way he thought!

Have a wonderful 4th of July, Lynn!! :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I love your memory, I can picture the scene in my head!

Have a wonderful 4th of July Lynn, doing what you love!

happygirl said...

LOVE the quote and all the best in the run/walk. Stay cool.

Mama Zen said...

Hope the race went well, Lynn, and that you have a marvelous 4th!

Riot Kitty said...

Hope it wasn't *too* hot.

Lynn said...

FB -

I hope your 4th was good. I do love that quote. :)

Ily -

The 4th fell on either Friday or Saturday in 2009 and I was in town to run errands for my mom and dad. It was his last 4th, but he managed to sit out on the back porch and grill up steaks. The best I ever had.

Joe -

I was with thousands of my closest friends for the first part of the day. :)

happygirl -

I finished - no matter the time. :)

Mama Zen -

It was great. Hope your 4th was good.

Riot Kitty -

It was the hottest in recent years (of course), but still OK. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Glad you got a good flag pic, a great memory of old home with family, n finished the race! Yay! Sounds like a full holiday, with a well-deserved sit-down after!

Granny Annie said...

And you did follow with "the rest of the story". Thanks.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Oh - I crawled into bed for two hours after I got home. Best nap ever!

Granny Annie -

Yes - I did. I was a little proud of myself. :)