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skippy the bush kangaroo

Thursday, July 04, 2013

happy birthday

hanover, new hampshire. july 4, 1761.

my childhood hometown.

bartlett tower, shown below, was literally in my backyard. i used to climb the tower all the time...look out at the green valley and the connecticut river separating vermont from new hampshire. july 4th was filled with sparklers, watermelon, hamburgers on the grill and the small town independence day parade, where the firemen would hoist up us little kids onto the hook and ladder and drive us around the common.

these days, i fear we celebrate the "brand" america and not the heart of what our country once was.

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