Happy Patriots’ Day!

Lexington Green. Old North Bridge. Do kids still learn this history? Anyway, it’s Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts, and also in Maine. Wisconsin, too? Can any badgers confirm? And recently Connecticut may have joined the parade. No Boston Marathon, but the Red Sox are at home for their traditional morning game (for those who follow baseball). So Happy Patriots’ Day! It meant a lot to Emerson and still does, I hope!

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.




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11 Responses to “Happy Patriots’ Day!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:17 am on April 19th, 2021

    Just love how sometimes poetry is the way to express things.
    A marvelous Monday to all!

  2. B. Stover
    10:14 am on April 19th, 2021

    Good day to all.

  3. BooBear’s Mom
    11:02 am on April 19th, 2021

    Good morning, all. I just read that out loud for the first time in my life. Sent chills throughout my body. Wow.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:42 am on April 19th, 2021


    Very moving!

    Happy Patriot’s Day!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on April 19th, 2021

    Happy!…Is this day related to St. Paddys Day?…sniff!…If it is I’m all in. Where is my Vat O’ Green Beer?…guffle!

  6. Hobbit
    5:05 pm on April 19th, 2021

    The New England states are the only area that I have not visited over the years. Possibly a future tour?

    Today I scheduled tree pruning and window washing. I tried to run my car through the car wash but each lane had multiple cars. Spring has sprung and things are getting done.

    I was debating getting rid of Sadie’s dog igloo that she seldom uses and when I looked, I found Mr. Big residing inside. There might be a reason Sadie seldom uses it. That Mr. Big rules the roost for sure in this house.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:06 pm on April 19th, 2021

    Baseball!…Did someone mention Baseball??..sniff!sniff!…Of course we are here watching baseball! The Cardinals vs The Phillys….snort!…Nolan Arenado is working for the Red Birds these days so we feel obligated to watch him as often as possible!…chuffle!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:07 pm on April 19th, 2021

    Big!…Look at ole Big ruling the roost in Sadies house…sniff!…Poor Sadie.

    00Wookie!… Tonight (in one hour) the Cards vs the Nats! I hope youse get reception up there in the Heavens…snort!…The game we watched off and on this afternoon was a replay. Had us a bit confused for a few minutes. Hopefully the Cardinals do a better job at bat tonight…grunt!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on April 19th, 2021

    Ugh!….Nolan Arenado is not having a very good night…sniff!…I’ve never seen him play this way…grunt!…I hope he is okay because now I am worrit about him…wuffle!…But everyone has a bad day. I have many a bad-pug day just you know it!…grump!

  10. Ole Doc
    10:40 pm on April 19th, 2021

    I have a strongly held belief that any bad day can be made a wonderful day with a Slim Jim. Make it two Slim Jims and it turns a day into the best day ever.

  11. mlaiuppa
    11:14 pm on April 19th, 2021

    This must definitely be an east coast holiday as I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of it and certainly have never celebrated it.

    When Ramses died there were a few cats that started coming in the yard. Not sure if they were feral or not but certainly not friendly. A tuxedo, a tortoiseshell and a ginger. i found Tuxedo sun bathing one day on my sawhorses when I was on my way out to the car. He just looked at me and then went back to sleep! I caught Ginger more than once coming out of Ramses’ dog house. When I finally got Diana pawPrints she didn’t know what to make of the cats. Seemed curious or indifferent. Didn’t chase them but would sit and watch them. But as she grew she grew to hate them. I think one of them must have given her a swipe or something. She doesn’t go in her doghouse either. Likely there is still the remains of cat smell in there. Too bad. Caesar used to love that house and I found Ramses sleeping in it a few times when he got to be over 12 years old. Maybe Diana will take to it once she gets a bit older. One thing is for sure. At 100 lbs no cat comes in the yard to bully Diana any more.

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