Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Toss.”

Stream of Consciousness

Happy Fourth of July. I hope you have a safe one, and remember the strength of our democracy is in our individual effort to remain free.

Here is a shot of my flag flying today.

Happy Fourth of July

Old Glory

Now to the Stream of Consciousness Prompt. Here is Linda Hill to explain the prompt. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “toss.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!” If you would like to join us and enjoy as well, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 4/2020

Toss by John W. Howell © 2020

“Hey, Happy Fourth of July.”

“Why, thank you. Where you off to?”

“Heading to the park to toss the old football around.”

“The park is closed.”

“Closed?”

“Yup. The county decided that people weren’t staying away from each other, so they closed the parks.”

“Okay. No problem. I’ll go to the ball diamond and toss the baseball around. Why are you looking at me like that?”

“Closed.”

“Shoot. How about the swimming pool. I can toss the sponge around. Don’t tell me.”

“Yup, closed.”

“I can’t think of anything else to do until the fireworks?”

” They are canceled too. How about you just stay here for the day, and we can toss whatever you want around. I’ve got enough corn and burgers.”

“Can we toss stuff back?”

“What do you mean?”

“This twelve-pack is just begging for a couple of good ole boys to toss back a few.”

“I’d say we have the makings of a great day. Let me put those on ice and get the football.”

“You are the best.”

“Happy Fourth of July, my friend.”

“Happy Fourth, now toss me a shiny one before you go.”

 

58 comments

  1. Have a good fourth of July, John.

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    1. Thank you, Keith.

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    2. I forgot to add. The Queen sent a message to the US. “Happy Traitor’s Day, you ungrateful colonies.”

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      1. I would offer to welcome you back into the fold, but I’m afraid our bloke isn’t much better than yours!

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      2. Hahahah. So I hear

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  2. […] a nice cold Corona, Dan. David, I took the liberty of preparing a John Howell’s special for […]

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  3. I am glad you have found some good ways of celebrating at home, John. Stay safe, dear friend, I would not like you to get ill with this horrible virus.

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    1. I need to give you the same advice, Robbie. Stay safe. ❤️

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      1. Thanks, John. I like being at home. More time to do all the things like like AND the boys start exams on Monday so I have to push my little elephants up the academic staircase.

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      2. Hahaha. Mom’s work is never done.

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  4. Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday and 4th of July *sung to the tune of Proud Mary by Ceedence Clearwater Revival.😁

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  5. Happy 4th. Hope you get to see some fireworks from home.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  6. Happy Fourth!

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    1. Thank you, Frank. Happy Fourth to you as well.

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  7. Happy 4th!

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    1. Thank you, Beck. Happy Fourth to you.

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  8. I’d say the two good ole boys have the makings for a great Fourth of July celebration! To add to the festivities, perhaps Lucy and Twiggy will provide entertainment with a wrestling match.

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    1. I’m sure they will be doing something. Thanks, Liz

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  9. Sounds like the makings of a great weekend. While I’m here, could you toss me a cold one?

    I hope you have a great weekend, John. Give the girls a bite of that burger.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Dan. Happy Fourth to you, the editor and, Faith.

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What a great blog! I love the photo of your flag and your remembrance. Our 4th began last night with fireworks everywhere, Have a fantastic day. 🙂

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    1. You are fortunate you don’t have a shaking animal in the house. Happy Fourth, Gwen.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        I remember those days when I did. I’m sorry for the pups. We just watched the displays from our deck. ♥

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  11. It’s nice to know some things never change.

    Happy 4th, Sheriff.

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    1. And to you, Marc. 🇺🇸

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  12. 😀 Well done, John! And I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July, tossing around a football, a toy for the dogs, a cold one, or some ideas for your next book! Love the flag. Ours is rippling in the breeze, too. Long may they wave! 🙂

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  13. We are staying home and grilling hotdogs and hamburgers. Could anything be more American? Have a great 4th!

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  14. I think this is what many of us are doing – staying home or close to it. Not going to fireworks or parks or swimming pools. This is probably going to feel like most weekends other than it’s an important date for Americans to reflect on their independence. Happy 4th John!

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    1. I hope most remember, Mary. Happy Fourth to you

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  15. Not a bad holiday at all. I figure John Wayne is going to win the war somewhere on cable today.

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    1. There you go. Enjoy.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Happy 4th of July, John!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. All the besyt to you.

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  17. For some reason, the mention of ‘toss’ brought ring toss to mind. I can’t say why – I don’t even recall ever playing it. Like a child’s version of horseshoes, haha.

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    1. I get it, GP. Ring toss is a perfect tie in.

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  18. Sounds like a great plan burgers, beer, and football. Cheers!!

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  19. Sounds like you landed on my sort of tossing. Happy 4th!

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  20. I hope you had a great July 4th, John, and tossed back a burger or two.

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    1. It was creamy fettuccini with red peppers and shrimp but it was enjoyable. Thanks, Deborah.

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  21. Happy holiday, dear John!

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    1. Thank you, Dear Maria.

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  22. Wonderful take on the prompt, as per, John. Hope you had nice quiet Fourth and tossed back a few cold ones to celebrate!

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    1. I did have a Guinness Foreign Stout and a glass of wine. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Yummy! I had a Guinness yesterday, too!

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      2. MMMMMMMM 😁

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      3. 😉🍻

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  23. A wonderful, timely, and relevant use of the prompt, John! I hope your 4th was great!

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    1. Mine was great. Hope yours was the same. Thanks, Jan

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  24. Well done, John! I hope you enjoyed the holiday. I love your flag.

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    1. Thak you, Jennie. It is placed there by the school orchestra as a fund raiser. I suscribe for the year and each national holiday they bring a flag and then remove it after the holiday is over.

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      1. How wonderful! What a great fundraiser.

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