Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Birthday to the USA!

Happy Fourth of July to our country....the day we celebrate the formation of this nation.

On a somber note, I also like this number from that same musical show, "1776", which captures the paradox of the north vs. the south in this country concerning slavery.  There was a very good book written about 14 years ago that I recommend on the complexity of the slavery situation called, "Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery" by Anne Farrow, Joel Land, et al.
If you want to go beyond the "shallow dive" into history that our school systems provide on this difficult subject of our national past go have a read.

I'd also like to present an excellent number from "1776", one of the only songs I know of that delves into this sensitive subject.  It was sung in the movie version by Broadway musical actor John Cullum, one of the best male voices we've every had on the musical stage in this country.

I'll close with this bit of fluff number from the show starring one of my FFV ancestral cousins on my mother's side of the family tree,  Richard Henry Lee.......

Happy fourth and celebrate safely!



  1. Happy 4th to you and yours, Sluggy.

  2. I will read Complicity. It is too bad I could not have read it before I faced obnoxious inlaws who wanted to fight the Civil War again. I have heard since I was small about Northerners stake in slavery.


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