Lughnasadh/Lammas is the time to celebrate the first harvest of the year, and recognize that the hot summer days will soon come to an end. At Lammas, (loaf-mass), freshly baked loaves of bread are placed on the altar.
Happy Birthday, USA! (July 4, 1776)
Blessed Litha! Sacred fire!
Magical sunrise stirs desire
Queen of Heaven and of Earth
We celebrate your bright rebirth
We see your first blessed rays
In these magical solstice days
Ascending cycle to fulfil
Dancing on the silver hill.
Lilies burn with your desire
Intoxicating spirit fire
As oak and myrrh and mugwort burn
Elder, chamomile and fern
The sacred serpent eats the Spring
Then brings Autumn on the wing
Burning wreaths of sweet vervain
The Goddess will return again.
Walk with me, Daddy
Walk along side me,
Daddy and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn that
I don’t yet understand.
Teach me things to keep me safe
from the dangers everyday.
Show me how to do my best
at home, at school, at play.
Every child needs a gentle hand
to guide them as they grow.
So walk along side me, Daddy.
We have a long way to go.
Happy 240th Birthday to the flag of the United States of America!
1777 – 2017
Today is the Last Day of School for Katelynn and Sara. Here is a funny poem I found online:
The Last Day of School
Summer vacation is starting today.
The teachers are shouting out, “Hip, hip, hooray!”
Our grumpy old principal grins ear to ear
and runs down the hall shouting, “Summer is here!”
The buses come early. (They’re usually late.)
The teachers say, “Hurry up! Pack up! Don’t wait!”
The school bell is ringing. There’s no time to chat.
The whole school is emptied in one second flat.
Everyone’s happy. Our spirits are flying
Except for our parents – they are sulking and crying.