Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Headed into Fourth of July: What's Up for You?

     The anniversary of our independence and how are we going to celebrate it this year?   Most of us will find a cool place to hang out and watch the fireworks; others will go to a fun place for a picnic or other fun outdoor event. I plan to be at work. I'll be behind the bar making all the tropical and other fun cocktails that make my people happy here in Key West.   Don't get me wrong, this is a fun place for me to be, where as I do enjoy spending my day having fun with my guests and friends at the Rum Bar.

     This is a time that I have to think about what all had to happen for us to be where we are today here in the United States.  Some will say that "How did we mess it up so bad", but for the most part, this country have a strong resilience and usually right itself with the passage of time.  Tomorrow is a day to celebrate the fact that in 1776 our founding fathers did such a great job building a solid foundation from which this wonderful country has grown and survived for some 236 years now?  While so many other countries and their government systems have fallen apart, ours is still hangin' in there pretty well.     I still believe that with the support of all of us by voting our minds this year it will be a sign that we really do care and the people we place in office will in fact put forth an effort to do what is right for the country as a whole this time.

     No matter how you plan to celebrate Independence Day, get out and enjoy the day and remember what it has taken for us to keep living in this country in the manner that we do. And give thanks to those who have given so much to see that we can celebrate Independence Day tomorrow.     ;o)