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Southern Belle Favorite Things: This Country

july 2014

In the spirit of Independence Day tomorrow my favorite thing is my country, the great USA.  I love a lot of things about this country.  I love that we have places like the Outer Banks, Disney World, and the Blacks Hills and that we can travel to them.  I love that we have National Parks like Yellowstone, the Badlands, and the Smokey Mountains.  I love that we have shows like Castle, Criminal Minds, and Duck Dynasty.  I love that we have Mickey Mouse.  I love that we have a history even if it’s not all good.  I love that we have movies like Gone With The Wind, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and Sleeping Beauty.  I love that we have the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music, and NASCAR.    I love that we are free.  I am thankful for the brave men and woman who help protect this great nation.  I could go on and on with the things I love about this country but I will stop there.  I am proud to be an American and I will show my love for country tomorrow.  Happy 4th of July to all my readers.  Thank you for reading.

Southern Belle Contemplates Monday: Independence Day

Thursday is America’s 237th Birthday! But 150 years ago, on her 87th Birthday, America was in the middle of the Civil War. Her native sons were fighting/killing each other. Gettysburg had just taken place. The wounded were still being tended to and the dead were still being identified, if they could be. That Independence Day in 1863 some families would have learned their love one was not coming home or they would be coming home but without a leg or an arm. We have come a long way in those 150 years, it is hard to imagine but things would be different if the war had ended differently. We might still be two different countries instead of One Nation Under God, united. It makes me wonder if Kentucky would be in the north still or the south? Would Kentucky have finally seceded from the Union or would they have stayed with the north? How would states like South Dakota and Wyoming fit into the puzzle? There would be no Mount Rushmore.