On this day in 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the Flag of the United States.
There’s no chance I’m going to be standing on a ball field during the National Anthem, unless I get the chance to sing for the Squirrels…which I’ve never tried to do.
But, when the anthem is played and the flag is waved, I’ll be standing. What you do is up to you, unless you’re on my payroll in which case you’ll be standing, or walking.
It’s just that simple.
Whether or not the flag is flying from our house today will depend on the weather. As of this writing, I suspect that it won’t be out.
“Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.”
American author and activist, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was born on this day in 1811 (died 1896).
I’m trying to remember if I’ve actually ever read all the way through Uncle Tom’s Cabin. After all, it wasn’t exactly required reading in 1960s Virginia history classes.
I’m thinking most of my familiarity with it comes from The King and I.
Look up the reference. It will do you good.
It’s Thursday. This is a little rambly.
Some days are like that.
Doublewide, Texas is back on stage tonight beginning the final run of four performances. We close Saturday night.
I’ll be sad to see this show go. But I’m proud of the work that we’ve done.
And, there’s more work coming in the future.
Count on it.
In other news, American businessman, television personality and 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, was born on this day in 1946.
And yes, he’s still your President.