Happy Fourth of July From the Old Man!!!!!


I got an email yesterday from the boss…again!  This time, he was wishing all of us in his employ a fun and happy Fourth of July weekend.

That reminded me.  It’s the Fourth of July.

See, I’m the oldest of the Fan Sided bloggers and I tend to forget things.  All these young guys (or punks as I refer to them) are planning a weekend of rabble-rousing, alcohol consumption, partying and generally being available to give the police something to do.

I, on the other hand, will be at home reading my new copy of Reader’s Digest.  At least, that’s what they think.  I ain’t that old.  Oh, yeah, and I ain’t dead yet either.  Those of us on this side of forty might show a little gray but we still know how to have a good time that doesn’t involve cow tipping.

So, the old man wants to wish you a happy Fourth of July weekend.  Please celebrate safely.  Be careful with the fireworks.  Don’t drink and drive.  Oh, yeah, one more thing – stay away from Pacman Jones’ house.  That’s just trouble waiting to happen right there.

Seriously though, this is the greatest of all the holidays this side of Christmas and Easter.  This is THE holiday.  This is a nation born as an idea, a concept that men are born to be free to do, think and write what we want.  And thank God that our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness can include writing a blog!  Without that I might not have anything to do.

It doesn’t matter what your politics are.  There’s no rule about what team you pull for.  Get out and celebrate this weekend.  Just do it safely!  And save a little time to check back here and read some stuff written by the old man the rest of the bloggers think is old enough that he was there when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.