The 4th of July – as seen from England

A curious holiday from our perspective. Clearly we want to join in with the fireworks and long weekend so we have to manufacture our own reason to celebrate.

In some ways the outcome of the revolutionary war should be seen as a relief to us, after all it’s likely the economic power of this colony would have grown to exceed our own even without Independence and it may have been now that the Queen would have reported to Mr. Bush or Mr. Cheney.

Blessedly that did not happen so I propose that us Resident Aliens and Permanent (non-citizen) Residents herein after name this holiday……Thanksgiving.

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One response to “The 4th of July – as seen from England

  1. wendy clark

    From one resident alien to another, thanksgiving it is!

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