Sit in the same spot for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour...for days on end? And write?
As I mentioned at the start of this series I have done this before...twice.
(You can read Day 1- 2016, here)
I work 5 days a week and I decided to loiter in a nice spot off to the side of the parking lot at the Walmart where I work.
This place is a nice choice, I thought, for a new Sit Spot Challenge.
Happy Independence Day!
Why do we celebrate this day?
I originally shared this in a Gratitude post on this day in 2013 and wish to share it again...these performances are even more important today, during this election year....
Today is a day to be grateful for America, and the beacon of freedom it is to the world and has been since winning its independence from England in the 1770's & 80's.
As someone who enjoys history, and grew up with a taste in music different from many of his peers, I learned to love classical music, big band, instrumental Jazz, Country and more, running the gamut from the 19th century to the 1980's.
When it comes to patriotic, America loving, music, I have my favorites and wish to share a few.
I am grateful for these songs and spoken-word performances, by some of the most famous men and women in the world of entertainment:
Star Spangled Banner - 1898 recording
An ex-marine sings the rarely heard 3rd & 4th verses
You're a Grand Old Rag by Billy Murray (1906)
Cohan changed rag to flag by 1918
God Bless America by Kate Smith (1938)
This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skelton
America Why I love Her by John Wayne
This Independence Day I worked. I got up at 430am, showered, fed the cats, checked online, then caught the first of 2 buses, at 545am to get to work by 640am for a 7 to 4 shift.