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Today's Oekaki Highlight: A shout out to returning and faithful friends of TACo, who have graced us with some awesome drawings: senobdec, blacklight, solcress, p_b, umi-chan, ri-su, mogily, piffle, and congrats to Hall of Famer sabii!

The Theme Room's subject right now is: The Holidays. Because...aren't you happy they're coming up?


  


(9700) () Oekaki by dorothyblueeyes, total drawing time 1 : 33 : 24

dorothyblueeyes 2007/7/4 - 4:26:4
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY"--sketch,to celebrate Independence Day,of the United States.Hi,to all the Americans,from this decendent of ancestors who were at the American Revolutionary War(they were in the Swiss Guard,)and related to Pres.John Quincey Adams. (Yeah,I am snobby about my blue-blood.)On the other side of the family,I had ancestors who were in the Civil War.

It does not make me better than anyone else,it just keeps me reminded about the history and the duties of citizens of the U.S. Having family who have been in the U.S. for a long time, gives me perspective about what the United States has become,and the fears that many of us have about it,and it's future. My father's family were "Pennsylvania Dutch," back east,some of the best farmers in the country,and members of my family still are expert gardeners.(Not me,I'm the owner of a Purple thumb.)

So,this is just a little sketch,to wish others Happy $th,and wish you all happy bar-be-quing,and picnicking. During the weekend, I'm going to volunteer to sit in a booth,at the local Oregon state Art and The Vineyard Festival,here, in my county,and help out at our artist's organization. Our weather is in the 80's,and Wed., the 4th, will be in the 90's, nice and hot. Sorry this is not a very good sketch,just a note, almost. Anyhow,have a good time,you all,and anyone in other countries, feel free to celebrate your own national holidays here,just to share them with us all. We in America will save you some corn on the cob!! ( ^ ^ )
jakusama 2007/7/7 - 10:54:16
History is important to remember, and sometimes we forget who we are and where we come from. I'm 50% scottish, 50% everything else, and 100% American and spending my 4th in Paris, France. Being away from home only makes me love it more. Yay! Happy Birthday America! (A little late, I know. )




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