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America the Beautiful

Uploaded: Sep 30, 2019

Every so often I sit down to write, but instead start thinking about the happenings that surround, and the feeling that waxing poetic about food just seems so… well… shallow.

So today the sentiment is different; a Food Party! salute let’s call it, to a tune I find myself singing these days, over and over, more like a prayer than a song.

America the Beautiful

Oh beautiful, for spacious skies

For amber waves of grain

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain.

America, America

God shed grace on thee

And crowned thy good with brother (and sister) hood

From sea

to shining sea.




- lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates, music by Samuel A. Ward
We need your support now more than ever. Can we count on you?

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Posted by AJ Crawdaddy, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens,
on Sep 30, 2019 at 10:13 pm

America is beautiful, but then, beauty is only skin derp. Our current administration is not very “Beautiful" at all. In fact, they're downright ugly. What with all their contempt for California, and hate for San Francisco you would think we were the ugliest state in the nation. Ahh, but we all know better, right? We shine! America is beautiful, but it's also ugly and herein lies the truth. We cannot truly recognize beauty without tolerating our imperfection and faults, the yin and the yang, good and bad. So here's to America the beautiful, and America the ugly, long may she shine!


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Posted by Laura Stec, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:40 am

Laura Stec is a registered user.

I hear ya AJ - deep!


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Posted by God bless America, a resident of College Terrace,
on Oct 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Let's make America great again. We can start once the short fingered orange baboon is removed, then Pence clears out his revolting followers, and Team Blue sweeps out the Putin detritus.


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Posted by Sam H., a resident of Downtown North,
on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:21 pm

That was a beautiful message America deserves IMO. America would be great again with more poets like you! We need more Longfellows, and as a Canadian in Kitchener Ontario - I can see that!


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Posted by Agreed!, a resident of Mountain View,
on Oct 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

America The Beautiful indeed. Thankfully many of us still appreciate it without nasty comments like previous posters.


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Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde,
on Oct 3, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Looking forward to Fleet Week! (Riding Caltrain into SF)


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Posted by Josef, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton,
on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:46 am

Thanks for sharing Yes America the Beautiful :)


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Posted by Some Exceptions, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm

the author of America the beautiful apparently never visited Milpitas and/or the Great Mall & Elmwood County Jail.


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