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Tuesday Tell All Topic: American

25 Images that come to mind when I think of America:

1. Fireworks on the 4th (bombs bursting in air).

2. Turkey, cranberry sauce and hot pies at Thanksgiving.

3. Rocky Mountains climbing ever upwards.

4. Windows thrown open to catch a breeze.

5. Planes crashing into the Twin Towers.

6. Basketball games.

7. Bull riding and rodeo's.

8. Cowboy hats and Wranglers.

9. Native American Pow-Wow's (worth going to BTW).

10. Arizona! scorching hot cement and great shopping.

11. Church on Sunday's.

12. Segregation

13. Integration

14. Abraham Lincoln

15. 4th grade State History

16. Lee Greenwood "Proud to be an American"

17. Country music

18. Barbecues on Memorial Day and Labor Day

19. Road trips

20. Those nasty cars that for sure didn't pass inspection and insist on depositing their smog into your car.

21. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

22. National Treasure (the first one)

23. High School Graduation and that first day of Summer.

24. The American Flag

25. Freedom of Speech

What do you think of? You don't have to list 25, but give me some of your favorites.

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