Friday, July 04, 2008

Have a nice 4th of July

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words and music by Woody Guthrie (words below) **

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Mrs. Jim made this poster, actually two each of them, for our float in the 4th of July parade in Tekamah, Nebraska. Adi couldn't come so we at least could put her picture on the float.

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On the way to Tekamah with our posters we stopped at the Herman Cemetery to visit Mom and Dad's grave. The mowers had left a lot of caked grass on the tombstone and on the base. We didn't have much to wash it off with but did what we could with a bottle of drinking water.

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This was part of the crew working on the Blogstock '08 float. On the left is Mrs. Jim being supervised by Mrs. Morrow, next Cliff Morrow, Rachel of Sliding through Life, and Mrs. Morrow's mother.

Jim likes to hang out with people who like to eat. Here is a part the Jim Bunch but more so, the Cliff Bunch this time, having our salad before eating. From the left, Jim, Mrs. Jim, Terry , News Editor of the Midwest Producer, Jerry of Back Home Again, and Cliff of Cliff Morrow's Blog.

The meal was completed with Karaoke singing. Here Terry and Cliff are belting out a tear jerker Country and Western song.

words and music by Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me


I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me


The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me


As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tress passin'
But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!


In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see my people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)

©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (
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Have a great 4th, Jim. Nice to see Mrs. Jim, too - thank her for getting my little quiz right.

Looks like the fun is beginning to take shape for Blogstock. Say hi to a few of my blog buddies out there! (Rachel, Jamie, and heaven knows who else...)
Happy 4th and Independence Day. Great song, too, that still gives me chills. Proof that even communists can be great and loyal Americans.
Uh, that was meant to be Happy Independence Day and a great blogstock.
Adi makes a nice poster dog!
I've been waiting for any of the Blogstock geeks to post something...thank you!

Woody Guthrie=country??? Hmmmm...
Thanks for coming Jim and Mrs Jim! We did have a great time didn't we? It was so nice getting to know everyone. I hope the remainder of your trip goes well.
It was great meeting you and the other bloggers. Wish I could have stayed longer Friday and come back Saturday, but we had a wonderful time with family and friends at our farm.
Thanks for the link to our Midwest Producer web page. My column there is the closest I've come to a blog, for the time being anyway. But you are welcome to leave a comment there and on Cliff's column, too.


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