Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy 4th of July: A Boston celebration in video's from the past


A couple recent discoveries to enhance your Fourth of July: Happy Fourth of July!!




Boston Pops last 4 minutes of the 1812 Overture. Wow!


Boston Pops Fourth of July Stars and Stripes Forever!



Boston Pops Fourth of July fireworks Finale! Phenomenal!


The celebration in Boston has traditionally been televised so the entire world can enjoy what Bostonian s get to experience. This year it is not going to be televised world wide I heard so I thought you might enjoy a few excerpts from past celebrations. 

Also, a couple treats: After nearly three years of excavation, archaeologists confirmed the discovery of the site of George Washington's boyhood home near the banks of the Rappahannock River in northeast Virginia a few years ago. Archaeologists found remains of Washington's boyhood home

Then to celebrate it A rare and original manuscript of one of America's most patriotic songs has been discovered in a flea market bargain. A shopper browsing through the market in New York bought a framed picture of a flower for $10 and found handwritten manuscript of "America" (My Country 'tis of Thee) tucked behind the picture, the manuscript's owner said Thursday.

The manuscript of the song whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1831 could be worth tens of thousands of dollars, said the owner, art collector Keya Morgan. He said he bought it from the flea market shopper, who has asked not to be identified. The song was intended to be played in schools to inspire and teach children and was first played in public on July 4, 1831, in the First Baptist Church in Newton, Massachusetts, Morgan said. The song is written to the tune of "God Save the Queen," the national anthem of the United Kingdom. Rare song manuscript found in flea market


 It is primarily a scorcher today in Western Massachusetts but I will try to cook on the grill in celebration of the day. I hope you all can do the same. Have a nice Fourth of July and God Bless America!



James Joiner
Gardner Ma
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com

11 comments:

Ranch Chimp said...

Thanx fer the history lesson Jim, I never seen that CNN article before. I would love to go back in time to that time in the 1700's to see what it was like then and the mindset of folk's,. compared to the political passiveness of today. The 2nd video you have posted was taken down due to the YouTube account being closed or something. I have watched previously a couple year's ago, the full show of the Boston Pops doing the 4th of July gig that they televised on PBS ... the fireworx show is awesome, but then to, Boston is the bedrock of such patriotism and all the show, I mean, that's like the birthplace of American patriotism and quite a history. A woman I know named Sherrie just went to Boston a week ago and will be there for over a month working with a band up there in Boston town on some production, this is her first time in Boston and I tried to give her a few tip's sunce she is a Texas gal, especially on parking, transportation, clam chowder and some of the local treat's, I'm sure she will be blown away by the history up there ... she was working in production here in Dallas with the rock band Pantera (a Dallas based metal group) for several year's and was pretty close to Darrell "Dimebag", the guitarist who was shot and killed on stage during an Ohio concert by some lunatic in the audience if you recall. Anywayz Jim, hope ya'll had a good one and you were able to keep the kid's in line {: )

Ranch Chimp said...

Morning Jim ... just to wish y'all a happy 4th this 2018. Yesterday here in Dallas, we got up to 103 degrees, I was out and about all day and sweating bullets! Today a little cooler with clouds and rain on the way. Late guy ....

James Joiner said...

How the hell you doing my loyal friend? trump is fucking us, sucks, he isn't even good. He is a worthless lying piece of shit.

James Joiner said...

Yeah we have had that kind of real feel here too. Just got in from watering. Sucks that after all wa did we get rewarded with a fucking from the chief shit.


Ranch Chimp said...

Yeah Jim ... same ole shit with me, doing better than I deserve! {:-) As far as Trumpster, I tried to give hm the benefit of doubt, in the hopes that he may be different on some of his policies, I thought during the campaign, he was just talking shit to get votes. I feel though after closer examination and his couple years now, that he is very unethical, and especially some of his appointments, his policies and the way he handles our finances, to me is way out of whack and unbalanced ... basically, he's driving us into debt out the ass, any expert economist is leery of him even. The tax plan, defense budget and so many cuts he even proposes and backs, is a slap in the face to our country, I could go on and on. I didnt even favour Hillary Clinton that much, although I voted for her, but even she would have been 100X times better than this character! Guess I'll go out and sweat some more bullets this weekend, it still is hot and muggy. Have a good one Jim

Ranch Chimp said...

BTW Jim, progressive journalist Ed Schultz died in his sleep I was reading, yesterday ... he was only our age, I really liked getting the news from Ed too! Dont know the cause of death? I think he died in his sleep or whatever. I mean, to me, 64 isnt that old Jim ... I'm 62 and dont feel a day over 40 ... I'll miss hearing Ed.

James Joiner said...

I'm like you man. I'm 62 but I all of a sudden am realizing I let my window close. I look at things I did for years and would not believe I did it. Still have the fuck you in me but not that good at putting it into a story but I can't stop trying to get out the truth.Ed Schultz yeah times changing my friend. I absolutely can't believe this bucket of shit trump.







James Joiner said...

Glad you are doing so well. trump is a lying fuck and a dictator wannabe. I can't believe anyone can believe his lies. He can't even complete a rational sentence. He fucks everything up and tells you he did a great job.When whatever happens happens we are fucked because his millions of followers will not stop. This is going to be bad and it is the wolves at the door I am worried about. Stay in touch man!

Ranch Chimp said...

I couldnt help laughing my ass off the other day, when you said ""he (Trump) fucks everything up and tells you he did a great job" ... I mean like ... aint that the truth, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... this MF can fuck up anything from here to sundown, and in the media, he will say how beautiful, marvelous, great, extraordinary, etc, etc it was/ is. My neighbour Bill, is from South Bronx/ NYC, so we alwayz chat alot since I lived in Brooklyn/ Flatbush at a time, when he also lived there, but he's only been in Texas for a decade. But Bill and I were talking about the old dayz and laughing, on how Trump has Quuens/ NYC written all over him, we were comparing him to the old Archie Bunker character on the show "All in the Family", back in the 70's {:-)

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