Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #766 – WAVE SOME RED WHITE & BLUE

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I Hear America Singing


I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
Have a safe and wondrous free Fourth of July…….monos en theos….jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #158

We came across this faithful black lab protecting his ride outside an auto parts store in Truth or Consequences New Mexico. Quite a simple, yet effective alarm system.

New Mexico seems to have a lot of big, man type dogs. Not a lot of Poodles and Schnauzers, at least not riding in the open air of the truck.

Ride with your head out the window on your journey††nada te turbe††jim