“Do you feel like Dorothy did….when she went into Technicolor….what was it like being in black and white, Mom?” again this was another favorite question of mine. My thinking was that if TV was in B&W then so must everyone else have been…looking back now, it seems sweet and funny. I was such a Generation Y kid!
Mother: “You MTV generation need to realise that life did exist outside of the box….and I have always been in colour, now help me make tea for the men out on the farm.”
“The Yanks” are her brother, his wife. They immigrated to NY in the 50s and came back to “The auld Sod” many summers. There was nothing colorless about them. They told me about John Lack saying “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll,” on MTV
We celebrated the Declaration of Independence and were told how it honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.
Did you know the following facts?
· The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941
· There are more than 30 towns nationwide that have the word “Liberty” in their names.
Due to the downturn in the 80’s more of my family went to America and returned in the “Celtic Tiger” times, despite things being worse than ever – none of us are going to leave home but we will always have a bit of America with us, so today I would like to wish you all Happy 4th of July, we are have a family BBQ, dressed in blue, white and red, drinking Long Island Iced Teas and I will be day dreaming in an opus of colours while listening to: