1. What is one of your favorite things about your country?
2. What is your favorite thing to do on your country's national holiday?
3. What do you usually do for your country's national holiday?
4. What is your favorite national/regional ethnic dish?
5. Who is your favorite national hero and why?
1. The freedom to say and speak my mind. I wish that everyone here had that same rights, but, sadly, while it works well in theory, there are still folks here who aren't allowed to say and do what they want. That isn't right, but it's the reality we all face.
2. The fireworks. I'm a sucker for them, although the older I get, the less I care for the noise.
3. Usually we are at the bunkhouse, so we have a cook out and then sparklers when it gets dark enough. If we are at home, we grill some steaks and then head downtown to see the city's fireworks display. It's usually a pretty laid back holiday.
4. Gosh, the US is made up of immigrants and their food. My folks came from Canada and Scotland. I love that all food is welcomed here and that we have such a rich heritage of all cuisines. My favorite is usually whatever I'm eating at the time. I try not to play favorites.
5. Gosh, I'm going to have to said that it's a toss up between Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. Both of them were so courageous and spoke up at a time when it threatened their very existence. They were so brave and so passionate, not just for the injustice that has been dealt the black population, but the injustice of anyone who has been crushed, beaten or ignored. It makes me so sad that even in this day and age, we have not learned that, under our skin, we are all the same.