Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Stars, Stripes, and The Hodgepodge

Here we are at the end of June, still random-ing on. If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then leave a comment for your neighbor there. Here we go- 

From this Side of the Pond
1. It's been said the best things in life are free...are they? What are a few of those things? 

Hmmm...what do I think are the best things in life? Relationships and daily interaction with the people I care for, the beauty of creation, God's love, grace, and forgiveness...

None of the things listed cost money but there is a cost of another kind that comes with each one. I feel like this is somehow a trick question.

2. Stars or stripes? Red, white, or blue? Apple pie or home made ice cream? Do you like hotdogs, and if so what do you like on yours? 

stars-blue-home made ice cream

I like hot dogs topped with mustard and relish, but haven't had one in over five years. 

3. One thing on your summer bucket list? Any plans to make it happen soon? 

Swimming, boating, story reading, ice cream churning, and lots of hugs around the neck, stolen kisses, and lap time with my grandsons. 

Are there plans to make that happen soon? Yes there are!!

4. What's your summer anthem? Yes, you need to have one. 

I don't know if it's my anthem, but this song gives me all the feels for the sweet days of summer, for youth, for small town country life...

5. What's something you love about America? If you live outside America, something you love about the place you call home. 

Her beauty. Her optimism. The men and women who defend our flag and the freedoms it represents all around this world. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

c. 1998

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wishing you all a safe and happy Independence Day! 


  1. And someone can hardly wait for those summer days with grandsons! And I can't wait for you. Happy 4th of July in your boat, on the water, etc.

  2. Enjoyed all your answers especially how you worded #5. Love the photo of your girls in front of the Liberty Bell! So cute. Summer will bring your littles from the other side of the world home? Hallelujah for that and those long awaited hugs!

  3. Happy Fourth of July to y'all! I'm excited that you will have time with your grandkids this summer!! I, too, felt like #1 was a trick question and kept writing and re-writing the answer. Thanks for your work every week to come up with these questions!

  4. We rarely have hot dogs but I do like them. You're bucket list sounds perfect. I'm excited for you. Nice song. Love your answer for America and a sweet picture of your girls.

  5. I really enjoyed Shannon's blog today and know you guys are just on pins and needles waiting for that plane to land. Praise God!! Thanks for the fun Hodgepodge, Joyce!! xo

  6. Happy Independence Day my friend. Praying for your family as they will soon be here!!! :-)

  7. P.S. I read Shannon's blog post.
    xx oo

  8. Definitely stars and blue and apple pie (I love ice cream so much but it makes my eczema flare up so I'm trying like crazy to cut back). I rarely eat hot dogs but if I do I prefer yellow mustard on them.