Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added)
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--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"
                   -Pablo Casals

Time to recall patriot ancestors who dyed the earth in blood for the cause of Lady Liberty and to celebrate the ongoing project of freedom and those who have striven to reform... My day? A giant potluck with the Scouts at Crumhorn Mountain and watching the fireworks reflected on the surface of James Fenimore Cooper's Glimmerglass.

4 comments:

  1. Happy July 4th, Marly!

    And thanks for the fantastic quote.

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  2. For, indeed, why should it stop at the border, or be turned back?

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  3. Glimmerglass is so beautiful! I really love Cooperstown. My husband used to play baseball exposition games on Doubleday field. SO fun!

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  4. Hello, Crystal--

    Thanks for coming by and leaving a note, Ms. Wordsmith. That's an interesting connection... Would be a warm day for baseball there today.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.