Happy 4th of July 2013! As America celebrates another year of independence, I’m taking a walk down memory lane. My maternal grandmother, Dorothy, was very musical and liked to sing and play the piano. We have boxes and boxes of family treasures stashed away in storage units and family garages full of things that belonged to Dorothy, my mother and my mother’s twin sister. Over time, Tiffany has worked diligently to sort through piles and piles of stuff looking for treasures that might be of sentimental significance and she has worked on this project for over a year now (it’s a lot of stuff!). Anyway, she brought me a box of music the other day – sheet music – that belonged to my grandmother, her great-grandmother.
While much of it was tattered and torn beyond salvaging, a few pieces of individual sheet music and a couple of books of sheet music are in surprisingly good condition! The one above was copyrighted in 1942! And, there is one as old as 1913! 100 years old; imagine that!
Anyway, I thought this cover was the perfect way to share our holiday greeting with you, plus pass on a bit of family history and nostalgia.
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” – Erma Bombeck
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And,whatever you and your family are doing today, remember our founding fathers, what they did for us 237 years ago, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, our military, and the cost of freedom. And, have a safe and happy 4th of July celebration!