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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Proud To Be An American

This week’s Saturday Centus prompt from Jenny Matlock is, “Oh, say can you see..”  To find out more and learn the rules for this meme, please click on the Saturday Centus button in my sidebar.  You will also find the other entries there, so read them if you can.  And don’t forget to click over the Jenny’s blog, “ on my tangent...”

So, here is my entry for this week:

Proud To Be An American  

The fireworks display was magnificent, truly beautiful bombs bursting in air - sparkles and flames of color lighting up the night. My family and I were stretched out on our backs on the beach, taking it all in and ooohing and aaahing with each new spectacular flash.  
When the presentation was over, we stood up on our towels and began to sing, “Oh, say can you see...” at the tops of our lungs.  Our untrained voices produced a cacophony of flat notes and missed high notes, but there we were, proud to be Americans even if our country is falling apart.
Maybe there is hope.

© cj Schlottman
July 2, 2011