PATRIOTIC SONGS ARE PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING on our hill in Johnson City, TN.
Several dozen neighbors gather on our hill to WATCH THE LOCAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY, VISIT, and MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
We usually have some folks from out of of the neighborhood, older folks, etc., to come to the screened porch and pool area for a cookout, which we don't try to to do for the whole neighborhood. Realizing last year that several of those special guests had special voices, I added the patriotic songs below to the invitation, and they started a sing-along that I want to repeat this year.
PLEASE USE THE LINK WITH THE SONGS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU GATHER TO SING THEM THIS WEEKEND.
If you live anywhere with a good place to view the local fireworks, or if you just enjoy getting the neighbors together, I recommend something like this. In Northeast Tennessee, it's not difficult at all to find a beautiful view, and many folks will have a deck full of neighbors to look up and enjoy. We just happen to hae a big, gentle slope in the right direction to be natural amphitheatre, with the local fireworks display across the valley and past the trees.
HERE IS PART OF THIS YEAR'S INVITATION to neighbors in the Towne Acres area:
"You’re invited to sit on our hill at 720 Sharon Drive for the July 4 fireworks. According to the Press, the fireworks will begin about 9:50, but you’re welcome to come whenever you like. It’s a great hill for kites and Frisbees, and there’s room for all of you.
For the sake of our nearest neighbors, it would be great if those who can walk or carpool would do so. Otherwise you may get to walk a little way up Sharon anyway.
http://www.tntricitieshomes.com/Patriotic-Songs-Lyrics - Let's sing this year.
http://80176f6.activerain.com/post/1720638/july-4-patriotic-sing-along This is a blog about last year’s get-together.
HAPPY JULY 4, or whenever you want to celebrate our great heritage.