Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July

Independence Hall in Philadelphia 

I want to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July holiday today. This is the day when Americans celebrate the declaration of our independence from Great Britain and the creation of what would eventually be called the United States of America.

The holiday is actually a bit more meaningful because it seems like it is the one day of the year in which we are all Americans, all one people no matter what creed or color of one's skin or political beliefs are.

Usually I would take the family to the local July 4th parade and then we would have family and friends visit for a cookout in the backyard, followed by a viewing of fireworks in the evening.

However, this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Purky family is staying home today in self-lockdown to stay the virus. It is a completely different feel this holiday. We can only hope for better days ahead.

Meanwhile, here is a picture that hopefully will generate a few laughs:



  1. Happy 4th to you and yours, Jim! I almost thought this was one of those old comic book ads for the pasteboard 'footlocker' of toy soldiers and scenery for $1.49 or something similar way back when. Had to look twice.

    Best Regards,


  2. Just to show the old adage is true...the 'Bad Guys' always get the snazziest uniforms!

  3. I hope you had a pleasant day despite everything. Your 'star-spangled comic' gives me the chance to brazenly self-publicise and direct you to my blog entry today regarding the original banner, which may be of interest..

    1. David, can you post a link to your blog or provide its name? I'd love to see what you wrote today.



    2. Sorry, should have used a link! try this :
      ( or I think you csn probably 'click through' from my profile name on the comment )