People are tip-toeing around July after being confronted with our spring issues and then our June issues. We are hoping for a more peaceful summer and fall.

Today is July 2, 2020, and we are looking toward the Fourth of July. We are small-town America and I’m not sure what our ‘larger’ picture will be. If towns will still have their parades or if they will be shut down.

For our family, we are still planning to have a grill out and a small fireworks display.

One of my favorite memories of the Fourth of July was when our children were small and we lived just a few miles from where we are now. Our house/farmstead was on a slight rise of land and our neighbor across the field had bought fireworks and we just sat out on our porch steps and watched their display.

We didn’t have to load up and drive miles and park amongst strangers then drive home. It was quiet and peaceful and a good show as well.

One thing we’ve been warned about lately is to be respectful of those who have problems with these displays. It feels wrong that people who have sacrificed the most are uncomfortable with the fireworks. For them, we feel empathy.

The Fourth has another side as well. In light of recent events, it looks like we should go back and reteach the basics of our history. The idea that 1776 was not the beginning of our country as a nation apart from England leaves those of us who have taught American history scratching our heads.

We need to realize that we’ve been sabotaged and take back the education of our children. A college education that brainwashes our young adults is stupid, and parents spend their hard-earned money for a crock of soured kraut.

“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
(Colossians 2:2-3 KJV)