Monday, July 4, 2011

Small Town Freedom

"To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father-to him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen."
Re. 1:5,6

31 comments:

Mildred said...

Beautiful small town images and a perfect verse, Ginny. Have a wonderful week.

Karin said...

Love those kids sitting there waving flags! Cute! What a lovely town you live in!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Isn't it amazing these days how many people decorate all kinds of different ways on the 4th of July???? I have seen so many wonderful decorations on blogs all day long... Love it!!!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day today with family --celebrating the 4th.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shanda said...

Nothing like small town spirit. Kind of like small churches: much more supportive and like family.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have lived in big cities and towns and there is nothing quite like small town living. These are all great decorations Ginny, your town definitely gets into the spirit of the holiday. The cutout kids are so cute.

Kate said...

Well I love small towns and the kind of lives people live there as compared to what we see in big towns and cites.Simple living is best :)
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Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Looks like the perfect place to celebrate the 4th, I do love a small town. Hope your 4th was safe.

Ann said...

how big is your town? It is good to be patriotic.

Ann said...

The Chinese snacks are no good for you, a lot of salt,preservatives and I think MSG. When you eat, you want to eat more and more, Then you get very thirsty.

Bobbi said...

Great pictures!! I hope you had a safe and fun Holiday... and no fires in the yard... ;-)

Sandra said...

super duper A plus on the header flag shot. WOW, love it lots. yesterday we talked about why there is nothing here like you have up there. our yards have no 4th decorations our town has not a single one, anywhere, and i looked. a few flags but they hang there all the time. not one decoration could i find and you have them every where. the only thing out town did was make massive noise at 10:30 last night that woke me up. fireworks that could be heard for miles around. i am wondering why now

Joanne said...

Love the street with all the flags. nice to see people so proud of this wonderful Country!
Blessings, Joanne

Chatty Crone said...

Small town freedom = life's freedom!

Love your header.

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Stephanie V said...

It took me a minute to notice that your font was red and blue on a white background. Well done! The images are so colorful, too.

Neal said...

Very, very nice blog.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun times! :-)

srp said...

What a great assortment of patriotic items... glad you had a great day!

George said...

Small towns are truly special, as you've shown in these photos.

LC said...

Ditto Mildred's comment. We are heading home from Smoky Mts tomorrow so I hope to be reconnected and catching up soon!

Fred Alton said...

I love the feeling I get in "small town" America. The freedom I feel here is so difficult to describe to those who have never known it. Of course the greatest freedom (freedom from sin) is available to all men everywhere through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Deborah said...

Hi, This could be anyone's town! Very cute!!
I LOVED your video on the hail storm. What us blogger's will do to capture a good moment! Great video!!
We haven't had hail like that here in a long time.
I hope you and Phil had a nice weekend!
xxoo
Deborah

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Love the patriotic bird abode! Have a super nice Tuesday!

Ann said...

If you ask me nothing beats living in a small town. I'll take that over a big city any day.
You and Phil were quite brave yesterday getting that video. What a storm

Glenda said...

Beautiful patriotic images to remind us of our freedom as Americans. . . and perfect Scripture to remind us of our spiritual freedom!

LV said...

Freedom is precious to us all regardless of what size town we live in. Nice post.

Doris Sturm said...

What great displays of patriotism. Freedom is wonderful, but freedom is not free. It costs a lot of lives of brave men and women willing to fight for our country.

I suspect you had a nice family gathering. Gizzy and I stayed home (as usual) and I watched the Macy's Fireworks that was streaming live on the computer on UstreamTV - that was amazing - they always have the best ones! Gizzy snoozed through the whole thing! He's a very accomplished endurance snoozer due to years and years of practice (13 1/2 to be exact!)

Love,
D&G

Shug said...

Just give me a small town and I am happy....I think small towns have the best of best...
thanks for sharing all the photos...
enjoyed each of them..
Hugs,
shug

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

beautiful photos, Ginny!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wonderful images of Red, White and Blue for sure! We went back home this weekend.. to my small town and we had a wonderful time seeiing decorations like these, hometown parade and people we miss who truly know us. Awesome post!!
Hugs,
Coreen XOXO

Regina said...

Hey, these are all nice snap shots from around town..I forgot to say how cute the girls look and also your header looks so festive!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These are lovely pics, just got to have small towns