Thursday, July 4, 2013

Question Time

    Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also helps me to get feedback on a number of questions. How do you like to spend Independence Day in your country? First  of all Happy Independence Day to all Americans!  Independence Day is August 6th in my country, Jamaica.  It is a day filled with many events.  I especially like to watch the Grand Gala held in the capital city of Kingston. There are costumed groups, marching bands, float parades, folk groups, effigies of former leaders and cultural icons, choirs, dancers, performances by top singers and groups plus so much more. I also enjoy listening to a lot of reggae music, the national music of my homeland.
   As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Freedom.  What does Freedom mean to you?  I regard true freedom to include - freedom of association, religion, movement, the right to vote, race tolerance and to be respected as a human being.

                                              

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31 comments:

Sandee said...

It depends here what you do. The people on land do whatever they want. Lots of 4th of July parades. Boaters around here go to Mandiville Tip to watch the fireworks that Hilton (Hilton Hotel's) do every year. We've done that but can't anymore as our dog Little Bit can't tolerate the noise. So we left the island this morning after 5 nights there and are now back in our slip where we'll stay until we leave for home tomorrow. Tonight it's a BBQ of baby back ribs. It's quiet here and we're happy about that.

Have a fabulous day Judy. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for the interesting information Sandee. I am glad you have been having a quiet but happy time. I wish I was nearby to have some of those baby back ribs. Enjoy the rest of your Independence Day and have a wonderful sail back home.

MikiHope said...

Freedom means essentially the same thing no matter where you love. The difference being whether you are lucky enough to be living in a free society or not.

mail4rosey said...

The reggae music and parades at your celebration sound like they're going to be awesome!!

We watched fireworks yesterday and are bbq'ing tonight (right this second, actually). :)

I love the answer to your second question.

Happy Thursday to you!

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true MikiHope!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad your Independence celebrations are going well Rosey! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Ai Sakura said...

Our National Day is on Aug 9! So close to yours :) We usually have a big parade and performace live at one of our big fields but I prefer to watch it from the comfort of home ;p much cooler and easier with a young kiddo around!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Judy Haughton-James said...

I don't do very well in crowds so I also prefer to watch from the comfort of my home Ai!

Pam Klimper said...

New follower via Freedom Fridays!
Here in the US we celebrate our freedom with parades, picnics and fireworks. And myself, I always remember the men and women who have fought to maintain our freedom!

xxxx
Pam
@ www.pjstreasures.blogspot.com

Linda Bouffard said...

Thanks for sharing, Judy. What does freedom mean to me? Wow. That's deep. You don't think about that often in a free society, do you? There is so much freedom... How blessed we are! Best wishes to you. Linda

http://www.craftsalamode.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is truly great to experience freedom Linda! Have a wonderful weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

A great way to celebrate Pam! Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will follow back.

Noor Unnahar said...

I love a lot of things , like food and ofcourse the fireworks ;)
Noor @ Noor's Place

Judy Haughton-James said...

The fireworks are amazing Noor! I love to see them!

Theresa said...

I agree with your thoughts on freedom. We usually just have a small gathering with family, but this year we just did a low key, keep the grilling to the household members kind of day. Then went out with my mom, niece and nephew to watch the town's firework display.

Marie Moody said...

I link up with The same blog hop & all my answers are at my blog. I noticed you don't link up with me guess you don't like riddles or jokes huh? Oh well, no matter. Have a great weekend my friend, and a lovely day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I will definitely check out your answers Marie. I have been working on my Question Time post for next week and actually have a link to your post. Take good care and have a wonderful weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad you and your family had a good time together Theresa! Have a great weekend.

My Eclectic Loft said...

Hello! I am a new follower from Fun Friday. Sounds like your celebration is very festive. Enjoy your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks My Eclectic Loft! I will follow back.

Michelle Nahom said...

We spent Independence Day with friends hanging out by the pool and watching fireworks! It was a great day/night!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Thanks for sharing with us at the hop Judy, I hope your having a lovely weekend, we have sunshine its lovely :)

Momma Lew said...

Wow very deep question! When I am celebrating the 4th of July, hearing all of the patriotic music, seeing everyone in their red, white & blue & watching fireworks, I just can't help but get emotional to know that I live in one of the greatest countries. We may have our faults as a country, but to know that we have freedom to say & do as we please without living in fear is a wonderful thing.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It has been a sunny weekend here Claire! We could do with some rain.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is great that you had an enjoyable Independence Michelle!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Great answer Momma Lew! It is really wonderful to be free!

2justByou said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week. I'm visiting, making sure that I'm following your blog (and I am with GFC).
It sounds like Jamaica's Independence Day is lots of fun. I hope you'll be able to share some photos when August 6th comes around. =0)
~Kim
www.2justByou.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Kim! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Maria said...

i love reggae music, judy! steve does too! :) we had so much fun in jamaica...we loved the music they played at the pools and bars/restaurants!
it's neat that you'll be celebrating independence day next month! i hope you're enjoying your weekend!
thank you so much for all your wonderful thoughts and prayers always, my friend!!! xoxoxo
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad that you and Steve love reggae music and got to enjoy it right here in my homeland Maria! My weekend has been going fine. I wish you, Steve and Piper a wonderful week. Lots of Love, Friendship and Best wishes always.

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

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