Thursday, July 5, 2012

princess the patriot

Mood: Grateful
Nail Color: Too many to mention...
Day’s Inspiration: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Ps. 33:12

When Princess was little, she changed all the words to “Proud to be an American” to “Proud Not to be a Vegetarian.” It was a classy moment for sure, and she still has a hard time singing the actual lyrics. (“And I proudly thank the pigs who died to give that meat to me” is very catchy.) Does this make her unpatriotic? Princess fears it may. To prove that she IS proud to be an American, she did many things:

-She wore red, white, and blue, and bows.

-She made jokes about the second amendment. ("The dresscode is in violation of my second amendment rights. I have the right to bare arms!")

-She painted her nails like watermelons. (Do we have a national fruit? That should be the national fruit.)

-Out of fear that the red bows on her shoes weren't enough, she wore red lipstick, a daring, revolutionary move, as she was wearing a white shirt. (The shirt survived!)

-She sang “Fifty Nifty United States” and marched around.

-She ate lots of very American things with other people that were American.

-She watched Wife Swap and the hotdog eating contest.

-She learned obscure Presidential facts thanks to this article.

-She read more of Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize winning book The Killer Angels about the Civil War. This is even more American than you think because she bought the book in D.C. at Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was shot. (Pulitzer Prize, Civil War, Ford's Theatre = Triple Threat! Go America!) The book is really good, and not just because it explained to Princess why she loves her hubs so much:

-She listened to her cute granddaddy talk about tomato inflation and his friend from the Navy, Delaney, who may have been shot down with George Bush, Sr. in 1944. Then she took a picture of Granddaddy holding watermelon and rocking his American flag cane (which she purchased for him because SHE LOVES AMERICA). Princess is really proud of him because he remembers the names of all of his teachers, only buys American-made goods, emails precious stories that she treasures, and has always acted in the best interest of his family, even when it was difficult to do so.

Don't we live in a wonderful place? Princess has made it a goal to be as thankful on the fifth as she was on the fourth. Happy Fifth!


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  2. From a fellow princess named McKenzie Malone: I have but one thing to say; there is nothing wrong with being a proud vegetarian. Hmmph.

    1. Oh sweet McKenzie, you are so right. Princess was like 9 when she wrote that weird little song, and she went with vegetarian because it's the only word she knew that rhymed with American. Keep on being a proud vegetarian!