Sunday, July 05, 2020
This was such an unusual Independence day, with all the social discourse and the pandemic. this didn't seem like a holiday. Far from it. In the St. Louis area, we had what was called Fair St. Louis, which was a three day fair, with rides, and foods and drink booths, and air shows and performances every day by popular stars. one day would be pop, one day would be country, and one would be rap or soul, appealing to a different genre and people each day. The shows alone would draw thousands for the free 2 hour concerts. The air shows had a following as well and each nigh ended with a world famous 30 minute fireworks show. This year none of that. They had a virtual fair for 90 minutes on Facebook, but it wasn't the same. We went to church and after, listened to everyone's fireworks. Since we are so dry out here, we heard the fire dept. going out many times last night. But little to do with Independence day. How I really wished that people would realize what freedoms we have in this country and use it for good instead of the selfish way they use them today. We ended Mass with America the Beautiful last night and I had many come up to me after Mass and tell me how well I sang that song. There so much deepness to this song, and I get emotional each time I sing it. I only wish everyone did! Hope you had a great holiday.