Thursday, July 4, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....



It's difficult to imagine the excitement my Great-Great Grandfather MacGlashan
felt when uprooted his family from their home near Edinborough to sail to
the new world, to a new life, to a new adventure. I'd like to thank him for making
that brave choice. Every day I thank God that I live in America.


Yeah I know, a bit of corn pone romanticism, but I mean every word of it.
Happy Birthday America....Land of the FREE!!!
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment......Then BOOK!!
So from the most Romantic host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Holiday And/or Week-End!!!!!

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

thank goodness for the choices of our ancestors...many of them surely not easy...happy 4th g...

and a 55...

at the trailhead, a hiker takes the left path. The bears deem this good & call it dinner.

later a ranger stumbles upon a dead bear, orders an autopsy, which determines rectal cancer.

a pile of bear shit in the woods rings periodically for a week. None of the animals bother to answer, fearing telemarketers.

g-man said...

What appears to be a WISE choice
Sometimes ends up being a POOR choice
And one never knows when the end is near
Thanks for playing Son
I'll take what I can get
Have a Kick Ass Holiday Week End

TALON said...

Isn't it amazing that choices people made decades and decades ago affects us to this very day? Cool 55, G. Hope your Fourth has been Fabulous!

@ Brian -- I always knew animals were smart! :)

My 55: Abiding

Cloudia said...

our stories are the same,
only the details differ!



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
~ > < } } ( ° > <3

Janna said...

MacGlashan!
It's fun imagining the accents our ancestors must have had... just for fun, you should spend the entire weekend speaking in a wonderful Scottish accent.

Kilt is optional.
Be sure to post pictures.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Everyone needs to take a chance now and then. Change is good! If you need more proof, check out my 55: Fear of Change

izzy said...

I get a little over the top occasionally myself- Nice one thanks-http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2013/07/ff557413-surprise.html

Mr. Charleston said...

Hear, hear. Plenty of problems but still as good as it gets!

An Old Flame Rekindled

brandi said...

I always get a bit sappy myself on Independence Day. I love my country, and my countrymen.
And I definitely love 55's!

anthonynorth said...

I feel the same about my own country - and we didn't do too bad ourselves ;-)

http://anthonynorth.com/2013/06/dangerous-tales

anthonynorth said...

My link didn't work. I'll try again. You'll find mine here.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Happy Friday and Happy 4th of July

Someone is Special said...

Happy Birthday!!! Happy Friday!!! Happy 4th of July!!!

Here is my 55, continuation to my last week post!

Someone is Special

Lydia said...

You, my friend, have through this 55 made me grateful to be born here too. It was more meaningful than all the 4th of July junk I viewed on TV, and certainly all the noise I heard in my neighborhood. Got to the root of what we should be proud of, why we should care, and why we should be grateful. Thanks, G.

Late in the day

manicddaily said...

Hey Galen - I am also a child of immigrants and know how you feel. Nothing's perfect!

I'm in.

Enjoy the weekend.

I enjoyed Brian too - though I get worried as I have seen five bears here in two weeks. They may be some overlap - I did not wait for introductions.

Take care! k.

Other Mary said...

Hey G-man, a happy 4th to you and to everyone out there. And for all your English followers, hey - no hard feelings. :o) And now for something totally different:

Road Trip

manicddaily said...

Wait! I didn't include link. I'm doing it my stupid way.

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/family-trip-keeping-up-even-contingent-appearances/

Mama Zen said...

My ancestors were already here!

I feel the same way, G-Man. Hope that you had a marvelous 4th.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Good to read the words of gratitude from a patriot!

Here is mine:

http://kerryoconnorsother.blogspot.com/2013/07/bad-weather.html

Nimue said...

nice ! we always owe a lot to our ancestors :)

a true conversation on Love for you.

Jannie Funster said...

Every word highly appreciated!!

And I freaking LOVE this country too!!!

When's the last time you wore a kilt? :)

xoxo

Happy 5th!

the walking man said...

No shit Galen? My grandfather was from Edinborough as well. As the story goes though he didn't uproot his family because he was orphaned very young and ran away from his aunts house at 10 and lived on the streets. At 17 it seems as if the local magistrate gave him a choice Canada or prison...No Stewart is ever going to choose prison.

Margaret said...

And America rocks because of people like you :) Hope you had a happy 4th... Feels so strange to NOT participate for a week or two. Already thinking up one for next week.