GRUYB – RUGBY
MIHDU – HUMID
TONCOY – TYCOON
SHOCCR – SCORCH
“THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER” BECAME THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN 1931, MAKING IT —
RUYUMITONSCC – COUNTRY MUSIC
🇺🇸 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 🇺🇸 GOD BLESS AMERICA 🇺🇸
🎶”O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light..What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming…O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave….”🎶
Strange what one retains hidden deeply in the abysses of the mind. As soon as I saw today’s cartoon, I thought Herbert Hoover, “A chicken in every pot”…And then living here in NYC, adjacent to NJ, the mind being what it is…I thought, Chris Christie and “Let them eat cake..” Politics. It took more than 100 years for the “Star-Spangled Banner” to become our National Anthem… It took 2-3 days for Christie to close the beaches to the public, lounge on said beach, but “not get any sun…” because he had a baseball cap on! Ah, politics…Not the time? Not the place? I shouldn’t be WRESTLING with all this here..? Maybe it’s just all these pompous TYCOONS, maybe it’s the SCORCHing temps we’ve been having, coupled with the cloying HUMIDity…that’s RUGBYing me the wrong way…OK, I’ve exercised my Freedom of Speech on this INDEPENDENCE DAY..On to the puzzle! The words were easy, breezy. The eye candy, not much to SING about. I’ll go with the 🦅 EAGLE, our AMERICAN symbol, of strength, longevity, and majestic beauty. The cartoon? How Jeff manages to draw a simple cartoon, and immediately allow us to recognize a decades old President is amazing! STELLAR art work! The dialogue, mentioning “States” and “Song/Tune”..handed us 🎶”Country Music”🎶. A piece of CAKE! Terrifically ORCHESTRATED! I love the segue, I love Country music, I love America! The Star-Spangled Banner…? Let’s be honest, despite its virtues, it’s not the easiest song to sing. We’ve all seen and heard enough cringe worthy renditions over the years to attest to that. But it prevails, as does our GREAT COUNTRY!
God Bless America! Today and every day!
Wishing Everyone a safe, relaxing 4th of July…With a FLAG at every home, a chicken on every grill, and all the cake we can eat! 🇺🇸 Enjoy! 🇺🇸 🙋🏻