Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Lucy and Twiggy

“Should we be laying in the road on Friday?”
“Huh? Road?”
“Yeah look at the stripes down the center.”
“Light from the windows.”
“Oh. Thank heavens.”

Before we begin I just want you to know I have a story published on Vocal Media. It is titled The Last Hum – Before the end. If you visit and like the story you can hit “like.”  Here is the link https://vocal.media/fiction/the-last-hum

Yes, it is Friday again. Always nice to see it.  I think everyone is looking forward to the Fourth of July holiday. Makes for a nice long weekend.

The City of Lakeway has reinstated the Fourth of July parade, so I’ll be there. It is being held on Saturday, so I will bring it to you on Views of the Neighborhood on Sunday. I always enjoy a Fourth of July parade. So I hope you will stop by.

Today’s JohnKu talks about our Country’s birthday. I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Happy Birthday USA by John W.Howell © 2021

One more year older,

The Democracy cradle . . .

Happy day to you.

 

78 comments

  1. Happy 4th of July weekend, John and everyone. I look forward to the pictures! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  2. I enjoyed the story, John 👍😃

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    1. Thank you, Chris. tTrying to felx the genre comfort zone. 😊

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      1. Looks like I have a keyboard issue. Better check it.

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  3. Enjoy the parade!

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    1. Thank you, Chris. I love the Fourth. 😊

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  4. Congratulations on the publication of your story, John! I enjoyed reading it. It had a Kafka-esque feel to it.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. That is a big compliment.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  5. Happy Friday, John. And Happy 4th of July. Looking forward to the parade photos.

    I enjoyed your story.

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    1. Thak you so much, Joan.

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  6. Happy 4th, John! Wishing you, the Producer and the fur kids a fabulous weekend…

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Wishing you the same. 🤗

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  7. Happy 4th of July weekend, John. Make sure the girls get to relax. I look forward to the parade photos and to reading your story. I’ll be heading over soon.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. It is afive minute read. 😊

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      1. I enjoyed it very much.

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      2. Thank you. 😁

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I hope it’s a perfect weekend for you and yours. I loved your story — and today’s haiku. 🎇🎆🎇

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m hopeing you have a good weekend as well. Maybe throw some rest in there somewhere. ❤️

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  9. OK, that was chilling! It reads like a Twilight Zone story.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. Chilling was what I was after. 😁

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  10. Oh that Twiggy … but got to give Lucy credit for her patience. Happy Friday, John … and have a good holiday weekend.

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    1. Have a great fourth too, Frank. Thank you.

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  11. Happy Independence Day!

    I bet Twiggy is relieved she’s not really on the road. 😉 That surely deserves an ear scratch. And one for her sister.

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    1. I think she is relieved, Staci. They both thank you. 😊

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  12. I’ve lost all concept of time. Thought it was still June. Happy 4th!

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    1. Yes indeed. Time marches on. 😳

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  13. portmanguy · · Reply

    Congratulations on the story, John. The Fourth of July parade should be fun. Must have been a while since you saw that many people in one place.

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    1. Yes. I have not been near anyone since the start of COVID. It will be interesting. Have a super weekend.

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  14. Happy 4th, John – enjoy the parade!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😁 Have a super fourth too.

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  15. What a success, dear John! My congratulations! 🍺🍤🍤🍤 I wish you wonderful barbeque time! 😁😁😁

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    1. Thank you, Dear Maria.🌹

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      1. 🥂🥂🥂

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  16. Great story, and Happy 4th.

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

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    The Hum was a great piece. I hope you enjoy your parade anf Happy 4th of sjuly!

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

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  18. Happy Fourth, John. Give those adorable 4-legged kids a nice belly and/or ear rub. Hope the fireworks don’t upset them.

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    1. They hate fireworks but they are illegal here so maybe we will be okay. I’m sure there will be some over enthusiastic celebrants legal or no.

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  19. P.S. Congrats on the published article. I hit the post button too quick!

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    1. Thank you, Monika.

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  20. What a fabulous story, The Hum was, John. Thanks for sending us over to read it.
    As for today, Happy Friday and may your July 4th be wonderful! Enjoy the parade!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I’m glad you liked the story. 😁

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      1. I did!
        🙂

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  21. Happy Fourth of July weekend, John. We’ve got parades and fireworks returning this year, and I suspect they’ll be well-attended. Might have to get one of those Thunder Shirts for the Monkey though!

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    1. Yes indeed. I have to tune in tomorrow between 6 and 7 AM. Looks like threat of rain so they may cancel. That would be typical. 😁

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  22. A wonderful short story, John! Have a beautiful weekend, and a great celebration of the 4th! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael.

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  23. Great story, John! Your Johnku is fabulous too. Have a happy 4th of July weekend, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. 😁

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  24. Happy 4th of July, John. How fun that’ you’re having a parade. I hope I have a chance to hop online this weekend to check them out.
    I loved The Last Hum. A great dystopian with an unexpected but slam-dunk ending!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Have a great Fourth. 😁

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  25. I enjoyed reading your story, John! Congrats on the publication!

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    1. Thank you, Becky. 😊

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      1. You’re very welcome!

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  26. Happy Independence Day, John!! I hope you have a lovely week-end and the parade is fun. I am looking forward to seeing your images of it.

    I’ll go check out your audio story.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  27. I hope you enjoy the parade, John.
    Congrats on Vocal. I read another author mention them. I felt uncomfortable giving them my social, so I didn’t finish signing up.
    Anyhow, happy Independence Day weekend. Hugs!

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    1. They send money so they need your social in order to report your earnings to the IRS.

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      1. I just don’t recall having to give to Amazon or other paying outlets.

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      2. You gave it to Amazon I’m almost sure.

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  28. Your story was a rather grim reminder of the times we live in or could live in in the future. Well done! We won’t be going out for any parade so I will look forward to seeing yours.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Happy Fourth.

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  29. Great Ku, John, and Happy 4th to you, too! Hope you’re enjoying the parade and I look forward to the pics. I’m heading over to read your story now. 🌟🌟

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    1. We did a have a good time.

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  30. Great story, John! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  31. Nice, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  32. I really enjoyed your story on Vocal, John. And this is a fabulous JohnKu!

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    1. Thnk you so much, Jan. I appreciate your comment. 😊

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