Some experiences in life are carried with you forever. You tuck them away, remember and relive them at reunions with old friends, dream about them occasionally, and smile as you reminisce about the good old days to your grandchildren. They are the experiences that make life worthwhile.
It was one of those experiences.
And yes, I am talking about eating a Buckhorn Burger last week. It’s the little things in life.
Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. While our history is sometimes bleak and horrid, our future doesn’t have to be, and that is a nice thought. But it’s not just a day, it is an entire weekend of celebrating- of swimming and bar-b-queing, of dancing and fireworks. I love the holidays that involve getting everyone together for a party and a meal- but unlike Thanksgiving where angry families bicker across the table while wearing formal attire, the Fourth of July is a holiday set to be celebrated outdoors with beer koozies and hot dogs on sticks.
This year, because of all the wildfires burning across my state, I will be boycotting fireworks but that doesn’t mean I won’t be having fun and causing trouble. Each year, I parade around in a myriad of red, white, and blue outfits and I see no reason to change my habit now. Excited for this year’s dress? Yes I am. Prepared for the agony my shoes will cause? Always.
In honor of our nation’s independence, I present you with my favorite super cheesy songs about the United States- or something like that.
Neil Diamond – America
James Brown – Living in America
Tom Petty – American Girl
Neil Young – Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World
Don McClean – American Pie
Paul Simon – America
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
David Bowie – Young Americans
Grand Funk Railroad – American Band
Ray Charles- America the Beautiful