Loving One Another


I’m watching the TV fireworks broadcasts in New York, Minneapolis, Cookesville, and Houston … big cities with great big fireworks displays all over the USA tonight.

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But, the music to go with the fireworks just didn’t do it for me. San Francisco and Chicago Symphonies are wonderful, but no, sorry, I need PATRIOTIC music to go with the fireworks! Rhapsody in Blue?? Just didn’t fit!! Try this one:

Oh, maybe we are trying to avoid the subject of battles on this holiday?
Wasn’t it a battle won that won our nation’s freedom from England?

Well then, how about this one:

Or how about celebrating our Independence Day
by recognizing our
INTERDEPENDENCE?

We need one another …
We need our One God…
We need to celebrate and
STRIVE FOR UNITY.

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One thing that unifies us is our love for family, right?
We all want the world to be a better place for our children.
A modern version of “The World is One” is playing now.
Ah yes, our children unite us.
Did you get to spend time with your children or grandchildren today?

Sienna and Xander, my great-grandchildren brightened my day.
Isn’t that little Sienna a cutie?
TazE is peeking around the corner here.
Xander is a Mickey Mouse fan!
Here is Hope, our granddaughter, and her husband, Drew –
– parents of those two dear great-grandchildren –
We’re so glad they came to visit today.

On my post this morning, I told you we were not going to have our Ennis 4th of July Parade this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, our neighbors, the Welnas, fixed that problem. They have their grandchildren visiting them, and so we had a private parade provided by the kids! (With a little help from their moms and grandparents)

We brought our chairs and a flag out to the front lawn when we heard the parade coming.
TazE saw them coming… she was all ears!!
Low Budget – High Quality
Best Parade Ever!!
Grandpa Welna, the parade leader
Two moms, two grandparents and three little boys…
One of the boys dropped his bike and ran after TazE!
They gave their necklaces to us… such fun!
And notice the other child in the parade –
He’s the little one asleep in the stroller!
Here are the two moms… great sports…
Helping their little ones experience their very own parade.
Too much fun!
How about this patriotic grandma?
Sue Welna is such a good sport!
Don’t you love her antennae?
Bob & I have never enjoyed a parade more than this one!!

Oh, by the way,
remember that one surviving petunia
I showed you a few days ago?
Look at our wheelbarrow now!
The antelope don’t like that solar light…
Good tip for keeping your plants safe from your neighborhood animals!

I hope you had a Happy Independence Day.
You can see we did!
Our Pastor Steve and his dear wife, Elaine, joined us for BBQ dinner.
That was the frosting on the cake of a great day.

See ya tomorrow, my friends.
Thanks for visiting JanBeek

Comments on: "Fireworks, Music, and Parades" (12)

  1. Elaina Colby said:

    What a wonderful parade! How very special. Thank you for sharing the video. You have wonderful neighbors. Happy Birthday America!

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  2. What a HAPPY post, Jan! The parade was fantastic and it was lovely to see TazE run out to welcome them. 😀 Listening to the Amazing Grace video made me fill up – May the Lord’s Kingdom come that we can all be united like that!

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  3. Cutie great grandchildren, best ever parade, effective solar light = an excellent Independence Day.

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  4. Sunny De said:

    Yaaaaaaay! How marvelous that you were able to have a parade on the 4th! How very very sweet of your neighbors and their visiting grandchildren to provide you with one and complete with necklaces and flags, too! I’m SO glad you’re feeling better, dear momma 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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    • Thank you, DeDe. Welcome back to JanBeek. I’ve missed your comments here. Each day I do indeed feel better. Finished my routine of Oxycodone pain killers and have graduated to Tylenol every six hours or so. Will wean myself off those this week. Hooray, indeed. Neighborhood blessings are the best of medicines! Aren’t those kids darling?

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