MY DAY: Sit down, John!


This is my most favorite holiday.

Christmas is OK, but it is not even in the top four with this holiday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Presidents’ Day.  These holidays, along with Veterans Day, celebrate our nation and its rich heritage.

220px-Writing_the_Declaration_of_Independence_1776_cph.3g09904I drifted to sleep by 12:45am, and by 2:00am I was scurrying around the house shutting windows as the overburdened drains on the street created temporary lakes. The dogs seemed content they were remaining downstairs. Flyer had many ups and downs Wednesday, and I figured it best not to have her climb stairs. Chief actually allowed this separation to continue – I was amazed.

This morning, they were eagerly awaiting me as I descended the stairs. Our walk was pleasant, and very quiet.

My plans are to head to Centerville to watch the Americana Parade from the second story of McCutcheon’s Music Store on Franklin Street – right by the grandstand. The McCutcheon family gathers for their traditional host site, and their younger son, my former student, is in from Connecticut. Following the parade, I may attempt the horribly long festival route.

Other than that, my plans are minimal. I’d prefer to return home to some writing time.  I may even watch one of my favorite musicals, 1776.

“Sit Down, John” – 1776

Wishing everyone a happy Fourth of July!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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