Tag Archives: 4th of July

Declaring Independence

I usually celebrate the 4th of July by declaring my independence from crowds and parades and mass celebrations by staying home. Not an issue, this year, of course, with subdued celebrations due to the ongoing pandemic. No, I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Dead Run intermission: Grateful Dead, Freedom Fighters

Happy Independence Day! Halfway through this year’s Texas-Colorado Dead run, I’m back home in Cañon City for the 4th of July. It’s a welcome day off from traveling. Tomorrow, it’s off to Boulder for the 2-day run to close the … Continue reading

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4th of July circa late 1800’s, E. Texas

Once again, our guest blogger, my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, supplies us with memories of by-gone days in rural East Texas in the late 1800’s: this time, a holiday remembrance. We, on the farm, looked to the Fourth of July as … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate our country’s birthday with some American tunes today! The obvious starting point is our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” — except that the tune itself is so difficult to sing that only rarely do we hear an outstanding live … Continue reading

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Pappa’s Childhood (part 7)

More from Granddad’s memoirs of his youth in 19th century rural East Texas, as edited by my mom into a manuscript she titled “Pappa’s Childhood.” We, on the farm, looked to the Fourth of July as a great day for we … Continue reading

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