Stars and Stripes

This weekend we here in the U.S.of A celebrate our B day. And even though many parades and fireworks were last night, today is the day. Burgers on the grill, ice cream and warm sunsets. This is my favorite holiday of the year. No gifts, no forced family auckward dinners. Just a weekend of red white and blue.

Bob Kays Photo, Lake Hopatcong

So here is to you America. Here is to your, our way of life, our humanity, and generosity. Ya, we are not perfect, but we try. We invent, we create, we dream,  and united we stand. We forget sometimes with all the crazy news, and in fighting. Too little is focused on the good of us, and the good in the world. So, today I fly our flag with extreme pride, with joy in my heart, and gratitude for all that make this way of life possible.

Red white and Fuel

A wonderful Fairibault blanket

A classic Bob Kays photo.

Fireworks over the bay here in Reedville last night

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15 Responses to “Happy Birthday America.”
  1. Roberta

    Happy 4th of July to everyone and God bless America and Armed Forces and Veterans and First Responders.

  2. Darthtrader

    Bob-What a shot! You should make a calendar. Happy Fourth to everybody.

  3. Greg Lewandowski

    Matt, I second everything you said. A day we should celebrate with pride!

  4. Rabbit

    Happy Independence Day! Yesterday was boating insanity for Rabbit on Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. I understand why you stay off the water this weekend, Matt. But the woodies had a pontoon parade to lead and I take that responsibility seriously!

    This (Herter’s?) fiberglassic saved my straw hat, perfectly preserving my record of having never lost a hat at sea without a save.

    And that Faribault blanket in your images ended up covering two laps during last night’s fireworks.

  5. Mark

    Finally stopped raining here !

    Happy 4th to all from Rocketman !

  6. Frank@Falmouth

    Happy Independence Day……… Perfect weekend here for me.. Playing with Boats in the Boat Barn today away from the crazy boaters!.. Tho a trip to the boat launch ramp can be entertaining… enjoy the weekend and God Bless America!

  7. Bill & Linda

    This could be in the 50’s…..except for the stars on the flag.

  8. Murdock

    Happy 4th of July to ALL of WoodyBoaterville from all of us at Howe Marine!!!

  9. Dennis Mykols

    Happy 4th from Dennis and Ronnie and little Beemer, from Grand Rapids, MI

  10. David Hughes

    Happy birthday Yanks..
    oops – sorry, wrong g movie!😉😊