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Book Dr. Kathy

The Fourth, Freedom, And Family

If you’ve been following me a while, you know my whole family is quite patriotic. In my Flag Day blog last month, I wrote, “I joke with people that I bleed red, white, and blue because I love America so much. I was raised in a flag waving, politically active family.”

Check out these pictures of my brother and sister-in-law’s tablecloth and centerpiece on their kitchen table and how she decorated her kitchen windowsill. Especially my grandparents and parents would have been so pleased!

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Dave, Deb, and I inherited many small vases from my mom. She had a green thumb and was very gifted at arranging flowers in vases in just the right way.  The vase on the windowsill was originally my mom’s.

???????????????????????????????Debbie also makes her own greeting cards. Three lucky relatives or friends will receive these in the mail this week as she took time to wish them a Happy 4th of July.

I encourage you to spend some time going on a scavenger hunt at home with your children. What do you own and display that reminds you of your heritage? Do you display anything red, white, and blue year round or this week? Why or why not? (Neighbors display a flag on an in-the-ground-tall-pole every day of the year. I’m glad they do.)

Make and take time to celebrate the Fourth, freedom, and your family. If you have faith you value, as I do, talk with your kids about it, too, and American’s important and unique freedom of religion.

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