May 25, 2015
Good morning. I've been up for a couple of hours now, trying to get my feet settled under me. I feel okay, but the thought of drinking my cup of coffee is not feeling so good. So, no coffee this morning. I'll just stick with the spring water.
Today is Memorial Day, and hopefully there will be lots of parades everywhere. Also, I'm hoping that lots of people will be outside at these parades, watching and enjoying them. It's sad to say, but as the "new" immigration population goes up, interest in our flag and the parades goes down. We are being asked to fly different flags, and hold parades for different country celebrations instead of our own. We are being asked not to sing the national anthem at sporting events. Gosh, it seems we've lost so much of what we are all so proud of. It makes me wonder why so many folks keep coming here to live. Why not stay where they are if they don't like our ways? (I take my observations from the communities around me, and by reading the newspaper and watching TV)
I don't want to be sounding like I don't like immigrants. I like most anyone who can live with and respect others. You are welcome to share in the bounties of my country. But you must respect our laws, our right to our religions, our customs and holidays, our belief in God and our flag. I don't think this is asking too much of anyone. Anyone moving to my country must be moving here because what they are leaving behind is not so good. So why are they trying to so hard to change my country to be like the one they left behind?
Also, I think if someone is planning on living in this wonderful country of ours, they should learn to speak, read and write English, and become a citizen. Show that they are proud to be here. This is no less than what one of us would have to do in order to live in another country. (learn their language and become a citizen)
Today we pay our respects to all those men and women who paid the highest price for our freedom. As I look through my "family" book, it appears that most all of the men in my family served in the military to ensure that I (and you) would be free to live and love in this beautiful country. The book has records going all the way to the 1600's. Is it any wonder that I love my flag so? Isn't this just the most beautiful sight?
I think I should take my leave here before I go off on a tangent. My family is very patriotic. (You probably couldn't tell, huh?) I'm wishing everyone a beautiful Memorial Day.
So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe, enjoy the parades, and wave your flags! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. The images I borrowed from the web are from (1) ishareimage.com, (2) sodahead.com, and (3) Faithforthefamily.com.