Happy Ordnance n' Alcohol blah blah woof woof
Here's a thing you maybe didn't know about Charles Ives:
"He was also outraged when the first airplanes began flying over, and whenever he heard one he would come out and shake his fist at it and shout 'Get off my property!'"*
*source: JRMS's** Redding Oral History Project, excerpted here.
**which, by the way, was the place where we started collectively blowing off that whole Pledge of Allegiance thing, because, rote memorization loyalty oaths*** for children? Seriously?
***Barry Crimmins' descriptive phrase, but probably exactly the wording our 5th grade teacher**** would have used had she been called upon to elaborate.
****Miss H was awesome, and the version of the Republic she stood for is the one worth celebrating*****. *****Happy 4th.