Friday, July 3, 2015
Happy Fourth of July
Welcome to Valley View!
Drive past the old workshop covered with vines.
We're back in here,
that small red speck hidden in the trees.
Open the gate and come up the walk.
The bunting has been hung.
The deck has been power washed.
The table is ready in the picnic shelter,
if it's sunny.
And the table is ready inside,
if it rains.
Either way, there'll be steaks and salmon,
and blackberry cobbler.
The flag is flying.
Here at Valley View,
we're so thankful to live in America,
this wonderful country of ours.
We're so thankful to live in the beautiful South,
and in this Tennessee valley,
and among the gracious people of Nashville.
As our beloved Minnie Pearl always said,
I'm jes' so proud to be here."
A Happy Fourth of July to all of you
from all of us at Valley View.