July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July, ya'll! ♥ (AND a tribute to Andy Griffith)

Olivia (July 4, 2011) all ready to ride her bike in the parade!  This year we're staying home, as Hannah threw up yesterday...we'll do sparklers in the backyard to honor America's Independence!!!
Yesterday, in the morning (before Hannah got sick) the girls had swim team practice 8:30 to 9:30 and in the meantime I walked to a local cemetery where there are lots of graves of soldiers who served during the American Revolution.  Beautiful place.  I plan to go back there and take pictures...

Yesterday, Andy Griffith passed away...

Born June 1, 1926 

Died July 3, 2012 

He was a devote Christian.  I think it's amazing that he was buried a mere 5 hours after he passed away.  I hope that I am so prepared.  May his soul be at rest. ♥
Although I never met him, I feel like I know him, on his TV series, he plays the Sheriff Andy Taylor, a truth telling, kind man, a single father who fishes with his son in his free time, eating homecooked dinner with his Aunt Bee, plays guitar and sings songs on his front porch.
Last month, Andy Griffith turned 86, my parents had been watching every show on know the ones with Opie and Aunt Bee and Deputy Fife and the drunk Otis.   ♥  The bond between Opie and his father seems so real.
Here's one of the TV episodes:

And I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!!!  God bless America.


Jeannette said...

And a happy 5th to you now too..hope all are feeling well and not sharing the bug. RIP Mr. Griffith...

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wayside wanderer said...

Love that cute and patriotic little girly! And I'm sorry about the sickness. I hope she is feeling better and it didn't spread.

Jim said...

Yes, Andy was a great guy!
did you see him in the movie, "The Waitress"?