Wednesday, July 4, 2012


HAPP
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5 comments:

  1. When I was in school and when I taught in a private Christian school, learning this song was required. At the private school where I worked, all the kindergarteners learned "Grand Old Flag." Some of those tikes could really sing, too!

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  2. It was a great favorite at elementary school assemblies and with high school glee clubs when I was in school too.

    If it seems "naive" today, that's a great pity. There was something fresh, eager and exuberant that seems to have been bashed out of us by sex, drugs, rock 'n roll and the television culture, which was in its infancy when I got to Junior high.

    Have a HAPPY FOURTH –––––– ANYWAY!

    ~ FT

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  3. I love this song! I never managed to learn all the words because my school didn't teach. I grew up in Southern CA, and you know now liberal that place is!

    I also love Yankee Doodle Dandy -- and the Cagney movie. Great film!

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  4. California has become almost like a foreign country within our borders, hasn't it?

    Yes, You're a Grand Old Flag is great "feel good" song -- something we could use a lot more of these days.

    Some traditional patriotic music seems almost too pompous, stilted and overblown, while "modern" popular songs sound either too whiny or else snotty and belligerent.

    You're a Grand Old Flag is wholesome, upbeat and uncomplicated by shadows of doubt, fear and discontent.

    Long may it wave!

    ~ FT

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  5. A mother is feeding her child in a way that allows for the formation of a very close bond. Remember your science classes where all you needed to do was memorize information and then regurgitate it on a test? Not in nursing school. In the United Kingdom, the lamp symbolizes nursing, as established by Florence Nightingale, and in a May 12th ceremony, in Westminster Abbey, a symbolic lamp is passed from nurse to nurse. Nurse practitioners can also apply in well being care facilities.

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