Old Glory

Happy Independence day! Hope everyone has a safe and fun day. I actually get to have this day off and I am so grateful.

As I look out over the neighborhood, I see neighbors showing patriotism by hanging flags on their porches and red white and blue decorations adorn their yards. Except for the Colombian family across the street.

I have also been wanting a bracket put on my house to hang my American Flag. My dear sweet husband promised to have me one hung before the 4th of July, so last week we made a trip to Lowes and grabbed the last flag bracket on the shelf then headed home to hang it. First he was skeptical about hanging it on the brick and wanted to hang it from the wood siding on the front porch instead. The problem was that this caused the flag to be set back too far and could not be viewed from the road. So he went with plan B and drilled into the brick beside the carport. It was the perfect spot to hang "Old Glory".

As we were finishing up the Colombian family across street shouted to get our attention and gave us a thumbs up. Today they have tiny American flags lined down their walkway. This made me smile. I’m glad they joined in on the celebration. 

I am not sure what we will be doing to celebrate today. It is just me and my husband. Our daughter and her boyfriend flew to Washington DC to celebrate the 4th there. I hope they have a good time and maybe even get to see the President. Our town is having an all day street party going on with vendors and food trucks. Later in the afternoon, they will do a spectacular firework show. I am not sure we will attend either event as we are not big fans of large crowds. We may just stay home and cookout while enjoying some of the fireworks from around the neighborhood.

FUN FACT: "Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original "Old Glory" was a flag owned by the 19th-century American sea captain William Driver, who flew the flag during his career at sea and later brought it to Nashville, Tennessee, where he settled". Wikipedia



  1. I discovered America somewhere in South Gastonia in 1939, I have been very privileged to live in this country. Love it. Sherry discovered America in Belmont town. She too is proud to be an American.
    Love from the Virginia countryside,
    Sherry & jack

  2. I love to see the flags blowing in the breeze!!
    Our town does the same thing but Ken and I will be staying at home cooking hot dogs, chicken, and potatoes on the fire pit out back.

    We met 48 years ago on the 4th. : )

  3. How lucky to work in a company that actually gives you holidays off!!!! Here, we get a certain number of personal days and vacation days and you use them if you are sick or want a day off for a holiday. I can't tell you how it kills me to have to use a personal day for CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But....the plus side is I love what I do, so there's that. But it still pisses me off on a day like today when most of the nation has a nice long 4 day weekend and I'm stuck at my desk! Enjoy your day off, my friend!!

  4. I should have hung my flag! Maybe I can get Louis Dean to put it up before we leave for the nursing home. We are going to spend the entire fternoon with Lillian.

  5. Glad to hear your neighbors joined in on our country's celebration. However you decide to celebrate with your husband today, I hope you experience peace, joy, and love. Happy 4th!
    (Oh! … and traveling mercies for your daughter in DC)

  6. Yay for you!! Glad to see your flag is up and flying. Happy 4th of July!!!

  7. happy 4th of July beautiful Enjoy your day off and celebrations xoxo Cris

  8. Happy Fourth, love the photos and it sound like you live in a great neighborhood!

    Allie of

  9. I got vinyl siding, so I wouldn't know where to mount a flag post. I'm also bad at exterior stuff and mounting, so I guess my flag will be imaginary.

  10. I hope you had a nice 4th of July Lisa!

  11. what a beautiful post! I loved this! your blog is just stunning! Another great post from you! have a nice day


  12. I hope you guys had a wonderful 4th! We've been out-of-town and I'm so behind! Hugs sweet friend!

  13. Wed had our flag flying! Even at our worst, I think we're still the best this world has to offer.