Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy, Happy 4th!

I just thought I'd jump in here and say have a great day! Ours started early, in the drizzle, at the staging area of the Amherst (NH) parade. Since we had profiled former governor, Jeanne Shaheen, and she had written the foreword, we wanted to present her with a signed copy of our book, Women of Granite. We literally ambushed her. She was there to march and promote her run for U.S. Senate, and as soon as she got out of her car to be greeted by her contingent, Andy rushed us right in! Governor Shaheen was very gracious and had her picture taken with the 5 representative Sisters. Andy's flesh-and-blood sister, Stephie, snapped a few pictures. I'm sure Andy will get one up on the blog shortly.

After the presentation, we brought up the rear of the parade, not as participants, just as spectators. We ended up at the Green, where our book designer and illustrator, Lisa Greenleaf, had a booth to display, and sell, her art. Mur, Barb, and I drifted over to the food area and found Sally's son selling pulled pork, and sausage sandwiches. What else could we do but indulge? It wasn't even 11:30 am and we were lickin' barbecue sauce off our fingers (we had had an early breakfast, so by 11 we were famished).

Amherst is a lovely historic location and the parade is an old tradition that I hope the town continues to support for many years to come!

Enjoy your independence and liberty!


Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

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