Unfamiliar with Frank Sinatra's 1945 version of this song? Hear it here.
1) In 2016, a group recommended that this week's song replace "The Star Spangled Banner" as our national anthem. They maintain it's just as beautiful but easier to sing. How do you feel about this?
I agree it is a beautiful song and is easier to sing, but do not agree that it should replace the traditional "Star Spangled Banner." Because it asks that God "shed His grace" on the country, there would be an element of our society that would find this offensive. This is unfortunate, because without His grace being shed on our country it would not be the wonderful nation it was and continues to be.
2) Katharine L. Bates said her lyrics were inspired by a trip to Pike's Peak. What's the most beautiful American spot you've ever visited?
There have been so many. These however, will always be some of my favorites.
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|Cumberland Fall, KY|
I always use the initial of my maiden name.
4) In 1945, when this version of the song was recorded, America lost Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Frank Sinatra said, "I lost a hero." What late, great American hero from our past would you like to honor today?
I would honor my dad. He never served in the military or held an elected office, and will not be read about in the history books, but William Porter Lazenby will be remembered by all who knew him as a great man of integrity; a very wise and loving man; truly a man "after God's own heart;" a faithful and devoted husband and family man; a man held in great esteem by all who knew him; a lifter-upper of the down-trodden. And my own personal hero, my Daddy!
My oldest friend would be my sister, Gingie who is two years younger than me. She remains my closest friend to this day.
The second two pictures also include my 2nd oldest friend, Judy.
I do on my face daily but not on the rest of my body. I am careful to not spend much time out in the sun.
I did get a couple bad mosquito bites while working in the yard yesterday morning, but thankfully no itches today literally or figuratively.
8) Emergency rooms report an increase in wrist injuries in summer, with people falling off bikes and skateboards and jamming their wrists catching hard-hit softballs. Have you been to the ER or Urgent Care during 2019?
No, thank the Lord!
9) New York is home to Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest every year on the 4th. Will hot dogs be consumed in your household this weekend?
I could not tell you the last time I had a hot-dog. Other than when I was first pregnant with our first child, have I ever been a fan of hot dogs. We will be having a very non-traditional meal of tenderloin, field peas with onions and okra, and wok'd fresh carrots. We are simple, happy folks.
I am joining Samantha for this week's Saturday 9 link up.