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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Independence Day

Not much knitting was done here yesterday. We were busy preparing for the holiday festivities.

A dear friend of mine, and her son, came to visit us from Florida where they moved last year, just in time to be hit by three hurricanes. They are counting down the time they have left there, until they can move back. Anyway, we've spent the last week enjoying ourselves immensely and doing little work.

I don't normally discuss much food here, but since this is what we were up to, I will share. We invited another couple over to our house last night for dinner and fireworks. We made grilled salmon, wild Alaskan sockeye was on sale for $4.99 a pound, sprinkled with salt and pepper and spread with crushed garlic and a little butter (unsalted!), I made my potato salad with all blue, yukon gold and red potatoes, our other friends brought salad and corn that we roasted and ate with butter, salt and chili powder, and for dessert we had a blueberry-strawberry shortcake, a raspberry custard pie that we decorated with blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream to give the impression of the flag, and a store bought cake that was bought on impulse and served to feed the kids their intake of fake icing. We had a Sumac Ridge Gewurztraminer and a Barnard Griffin Merlot to drink, coffee with dessert.

After eating, I read a passage from Little Town on the Prairie, in which a speech about Independence Day was given, the Declaration of Independence (each link is distinct) read and My Country Tis of Thee sung, marking especially the final verse. Laura is set to thinking that America's King is God and that it is only God's laws which give anyone the right to be free.

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