Johnny Cash: Thanksgiving

A reminder from the late, great Johnny Cash that we all have so much to thank God for when we sit down with our families this Thursday.  Perhaps we should also recall these words from Theodore Roosevelt in his final

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After Tax

  Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them! Scarlet O’Hara, Gone With the Wind

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Just As I Am

  Something for the weekend.  Johnny Cash singing Just As I Am.  Used as the altar call song in Billy Graham Crusades, it was written in 1835 by Charlotte Elliott.  It has a simple power about it as it relates

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Johnny Cash and the Civil War

Something for the weekend.  The immortal Johnny Cash singing a medley of We Are Coming Father Abraham, The Battle Hymn of the Republic and Dixie at Ford’s Theater in 1979.

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Flag Day: Johnny Cash and Red Skelton

“Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” June 14, 1777-Marine Committee, Second Continental Congress

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Give Me That Old Time Religion

Something for the weekend. Give Me That Old Time Religion.  This sequence from Sergeant York (1941) demonstrates the power of this traditional hymn first published in 1873.  It was originally a hymn sung by Black congregations, and was introduced to

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The Wabash Cannonball

Something for the weekend.  Johnny Cash puts his own unforgettable stamp on the Wabash Cannonball.  The song originates from 1882 and is attributed to AJ Roff.  Many lyrics have been added to it over the years.  Here is the version

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Happy Independence Day! (A Roundup)

Happy Independence Day, folks! — Here is a roundup of some choice reads as we commemorate the birth of our nation: Because it’s worth reading again: The Declaration of Independence – view high-resolution images of the original. (This is a

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Ragged Old Flag

The incomparable Johnny Cash reading his  Ragged Old Flag.  Something to watch as we approach the 233rd Independence Day.

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