I'm a creature of habit. Maybe it's age, but I get comfort from the familiar. I'm not a total fuddy-duddy, but nobody is going to confuse me with a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants adventurer. Me and Amelia Earhart would never be confused.
Which is why I am all the more grateful to my grandparents Mendel, Michael, and Eva, none of whom were born in this country and all of whom had the courage and independent spirit that brought them here (Rachel, my other grandmother, was born in the U.S.).
I've been thinking about all the remarkable immigrants who, over the last three centuries, ventured to this land because it offered hope for a better life. As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, let me take a moment to get sentimental, patriotic, and thankful, all in one blog. I can be as critical as the next person about the failures of our society. Do we have problems in this great nation of ours? You bet. Can we do better? Definitely, but as Winston Churchill said, "…democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
My grandparents left
with little more than the clothes on their backs. They left behind their
parents, knowing full well that they'd never see them again. Their leap of
faith to embark on a great adventure into the unknown actually dwarfs what
even Amelia attempted 75 years ago. Lithuania
So while I may be a bit of a stick in the mud, I'm eternally grateful and humbled that I come from a proud line of pioneers.
Please share your American story…and God Bless this great nation of ours.
Marian, the Northern half of Evelyn David
Brianna Sullivan Mysteries - e-book series
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Undying Love in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
A Haunting in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Lottawatah Twister - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Missing in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Good Grief in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Book 1 - I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries (includes the first four Brianna e-books)
Book 2 - A Haunting in Lottawatah (includes the 5th, 6th, and 7th Brianna e-books)
Murder Off the Books Kindle - Nook - Smashwords - Trade Paperback
Murder Takes the Cake Kindle - Nook - Smashwords - Trade Paperback
Riley Come Home (short story)- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Moonlighting at the Mall (short story) - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Love Lessons - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords