Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Murfreesboro » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:23 pm

I'm not feeling very celebratory this year. I think the political season has bummed me out. However, I am reading through the Federalist Papers & rereading the Constitution.

My daughter is very enthusiastic about the Broadway show Hamilton. She had me sit down and listen to the whole CD while reading the libretto. Rather to my surprise (because I am not a rap music fan), I found that I really liked it. It is brilliantly well written and very affecting, too. But I don't think I could have caught all the words without reading along.

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by NeverMore » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:58 pm


They were talking about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on the radio this morning. Wouldn't it be awesome if these two doofuses could settle their differences the same way? Duel at dawn!

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Andybev01 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:11 am

I binged the entire John Adams mini series recently.
So well done.

I'm conflicted about the Hamilton show. I prefer period music.

Those darn kids and their historically accurate hip-hop.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

I put one of these out for the summer.

Aluminum pail, sand, 12 small flags surrounding one medium size parade flag.

Yes, it's from Martha Stewart.
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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:09 am

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They were talking about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on the radio this morning. Wouldn't it be awesome if these two doofuses could settle their differences the same way? Duel at dawn!
If only! Lol

Andy, that is a lovely display.

I don't own the Adams mini-series, though I did view it a few years back. I read the McCullough bio on which it is based. The book is even better than the TV series.

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Andybev01 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:06 pm

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NeverMore wrote:
They were talking about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on the radio this morning. Wouldn't it be awesome if these two doofuses could settle their differences the same way? Duel at dawn!
If only! Lol

Andy, that is a lovely display.

I don't own the Adams mini-series, though I did view it a few years back. I read the McCullough bio on which it is based. The book is even better than the TV series.
McCullough could write a auto part installation manual and it would be a dynamic, engrossing read.
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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:47 pm

Lol! Agreed.

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Andybev01 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:18 am

And...if he read the audio book, it would instill feelings of both calm and a deep sense of pride for being an American. :)
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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 am

I looked back and followed your link to that any flag site. There are several historic flags there which I would like to have! What a neat site.

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Andybev01 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:49 pm

I fly a 'Betsy Ross' on the holidays, but I need a new one.

I buy American when I can.

Any Flag for regalia, Anchor Hoking instead of Pyrex.

Ruger not Winchester...
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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:48 am

I'll have to ask my husband about Ruger vs Winchester. I have no opinion on that subject, but he might.

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Andybev01 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:05 pm

Winchester has outsourced a lot of work to foreign countries.

My brother is as 'murican as you can be, more so than me. :)
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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by NeverMore » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:23 pm


I just think it's cool that there are two US flags in this photo. Proud to be a murican!


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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Murfreesboro » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:27 am

I had to think about that one for a minute, Nevermore.

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Re: Decorating for Patriotic Holidays

Post by Andybev01 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:53 pm

Ditto.
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