Fourth of July is one my least favorite holidays, not that I hate America or anything (okay, maybe sometimes). I just hate what the holiday has become…loud, obnoxious people blowing up fireworks and drinking lots of beer. Exactly what the founding fathers had in mind, I’m sure.
If I wasn’t hiding in my bed today, I’d probably be interested in visiting the Miracle of America Museum and Pioneer Village. Yes, apparently the birth of America is a miracle, kind of like when the U.S. Hockey team beat the Russians in 1980. Founded by Gil and Joanne Mangles thirty years ago (surprisingly, Jesus was not involved), this museum in Montana displays everything Americana from the last 150 years. There’s a drug store and soda fountain, a sod roofed log cabin, an old schoolhouse, a 1920 Ford Model T, tractors and lots of war things. Cool! Not sure how the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution would feel about this place. After all, Thomas Paine, once wrote “All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and New Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe”. Hmmm….