Saturday, July 4, 2009

The 4th of July...

Happy 4th to you:
It is early here and cooler in this house.
The picture on the left above is a drawing on the building in Newport. The picture on the right are the live crabs you can buy on the dock in Newport. We got our tuna at this same place.
I like eat crab but not breaking it up to get the meat. Too much effort for such little bites...
Stayton is having a parade this afternoon so I will take my lawn chair to 1st Street to watch it. I will take a few pictures of it to post here.

I wonder how many people read this blog. Unlike the blog, there is no counter here to see how many people view this blog.
Today I plan to read some more, House of Cards about Bear Stearns failure last year. I have this book on my Kindle so it is fun reading a book on it again.
BookTV on C-Span2 is three days this weekend, but with very books I have an interest in this time.
If you go to today (through July 6) you can get a free download of one of the Star Spangled Banner songs they have listed there. You must get to the MP3 download site; it is on the left column. There are at least 25 different versions of the national anthem there.
You need to type in this code to get the song downloaded for free: JULY4MP3. This gives you a free gift certificate to use to buy one of the songs listed. I bought Kronos doing the Jimmy Hendrix version. It was a mistake on my part. The music is loud and not nearly as good as the Jimmy version.
On History International I watched an hour long program last night searching for the Edmund Fitzgerald. I think the Gordon Lightfoot song one year after the sinking kept interest in this ship. I have the song as the first song on my Story Songs CDs. It is on the Story Songs III. Story Songs 1 is a audio tape I made about 25 years ago.
So I started with Story Songs II when I started putting the songs on CDs. I made it all the way to Story Songs IX. I have II, III and VII here with me here in the U.S. I think the remainder are still in China.
Stay cool again today. I hope you enjoy your 4th.

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