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You Are There - Philadelphia, July 4, 1776
Cavalcade of America - Declaration of Independence
American Trail, The Dispatch to New York
American Trail, The Brave Flag
An Army Fourth
Cool cynicism runs up against patriotism. The 'put-down artist' rendered speechless by taking part in a parade. One of his best stories. Click to listen, right click to download.
"There are muddle-headed souls who would tell you over and over that man is a basically peaceful and quiet creature, destined ultimately to while away his golden days strumming lutes, penning odes, and watching birds. I have never yet witnessed a turtle preparing to ignite the portenteous fuse of a cherry bomb. No, it remained for man to concoct black powerder from the innocent elements of the earth and ultimately split the atom, all in pursuit of that healing balm - the thundering report."
Another Classic Shep Fourth of July story involves fireworks and near disaster: Ludlo Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back
More Shep holiday broadcasts HERE