Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Dear Country!

The Dollivers, Elton and all, wish us all a Happy Fourth of July!  big plans for today involve keeping cool, eating great Jerseyfresh food, mostly from the farm half a mile from here
and avoiding indoor fireworks.  With the Ds in residence, this is not always an easy task.

The other big thing today, Elton informs me, is that a Great Leap Forward happened in particle physics, namely the isolating of the Higgs boson subatomic particle.  Elton knows all about this and he thought it was why the Ds were all dressed up in sequins and lace.  They fell about laughing at the thought, and explained  about Independence Day,  that this was  a great reason to have new outfits, in red white and blue. Brocade, lace and sequins, to be exact.  Elton being a brit, went along with the color scheme at least.

After a great lunch,

assistance with corn by Marigold, Duncan explaining it all interfered with his scheduled nap, they gathered around to
sing all the appropriate songs for the day.  Elton had searched everywhere for a good Higgs boson tune, and had to settle for Particle of my Heart, before swinging into It's a Grand Old Flag, I Could Have Danced All Night, The Star Spangled Banner, and finally by special request as always America the Beautiful.

Canadian doll went along gamely with all the shenanigans, with a ringside seat at the piano keyboard. Happy Fourth, whether or not it's a holiday for you, dear blogistas.


  1. Happy 4th Liz. Love the D's Independence Day outfits. Poupe looks like she's getting very cozy with Elton. Must be a Brit thing!

  2. Delicious looking lunch and a great day appears to have been had by al. Happy 4th Liz.

  3. Happy belated 4th - glad to hear one and all enjoyed all the festivities.


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