We All Need a Little Americana

I attended my ten-year old nephew’s little league baseball game last week.  Grandparents sat in lawn chairs laughing and smiling.  Little kids ran around.  Dogs barked and wagged their tails.  Siblings complained that the game was taking too long.  The concession stand was even open and the smell of fresh popcorn drifted over the stands.  For the baseball fans, the teams combined to score 10 runs in the first inning with only one ball hit out of the infield.  Some things never change!

It was a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting.  It was a feeling I have not experienced in a year.  It felt like the community was returning.  Attending the game put a huge smile on my face. 

As we celebrate the 4th of July, remember the things that bring us together.  Forget the red and blue divide.  Don’t talk about elections.  Don’t talk about covid.  Celebrate what we have in common.  Celebrate the fact that we can be together.  Celebrate freedom.  Enjoy your 4th

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