every waving flag.

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Patriotism means

to stand by

the Country.

It does not mean

to stand by the

President

or any other

public official.

Theodore Roosevelt. Continue reading “every waving flag.”

Leaf me alone!

Leaf Me Alone!

A Leaf Poem, by Oma

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Hello whispy, crunchy, conical friend I found today!

I see your autumn leftover beauty,

I am mesmerized by your dancing whimsy,

and wait with baited breath for you to toss in the breeze, yet again.

For then I will chase after you,

and keep time with your step!

Reaching,

Yes, reaching to touch you,

my frolicking friend. Continue reading “Leaf me alone!”

Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day, USA!

“Remember that we celebrate this day because it is the day when the 13 colonies separated from Great Britain and declared their independence.  We remember that the “Declaration of Independence,” written by Thomas Jefferson, declares in part:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  We see that these rights come from God, not from the people themselves! So this week we must also need to pray for our country that is trying to forget the God who gave us our freedom.” Fr. Larry Richards Erie, Pa

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