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Saturday, July 02, 2011

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A girl adopted from Korea embraces all things American, especially on this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Close up of American flag (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

Happy Fourth of July!!

I may look different, but I'm as American as you are.  I was adopted from Korea when I was a baby; I'm now ten years old and I consider myself an American first, but one who was born in Korea.  

Does that make sense?

The Fourth of July so happens to be my favorite holiday of all time.  For starters, the Fourth of July so happens to be my birthday!  In just two days I will be 11 years old!  My name even suits the holiday: my whole name is America Liberty Tatinger.  Doesn't that have a nice fireworks-and-firecracker sound to it?  :) 

I love everything that America stands for: freedom to do what you want in life, the freedom to go to school, or even vote (though I have a few years to wait yet!).  I love the way you can pick your own beliefs and go to the church of your choice, that is if you want.  Or you can not believe or even go to church.  That is your right as an American.  

Another thing I like is that people from all over the world come here to get a better life or to further their education; what they learn here they can take back to their old country, if they choose to.  Or they can just stay here and eventually get their families to come here as well.  It's no wonder that America is called "The Great Melting Pot" because people of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to come live or work here!

Yet my very favorite part about being an American is the Fourth of July.  I love everything about it: the fireworks and firecrackers.  The parades that seem to go on forever.  The concerts before the fireworks start.  All the free food you can possibly want or eat.  All the rides or contests that go on.  The many different festivals that seem to be tied in to the holiday.  All the gathering of people who come to do one thing: celebrate America's birthday and to get together.  I also love being a birthday girl 'cause I get to get red, white, and blue cake with firecracker or firework style candles and decorations, and I get the neatest presesnts (wrapped in red, white, and blue paper, of course!).

This year I would like a horse.  We live on a farm, and for years I have always wanted a horse of my own.  I have always loved horses and would love to take riding lessons.  Now that I am older, maybe mom and dad will finally grant my wish.  I think that would be so cool!!  I would take very good care of my horse and I would probably name it George Washington if it was a boy or Liberty Belle Freedom if it was a girl.

Besides riding (or dreaming or reading about) horses, I love to draw, paint (horses, of course!), dance, talk to my friends, go to the mall, go to the amusement park every summer to ride the Mega Spin (that is my very favorite ride!!), shop for clothes, and annoy my brother Freedom, who is eight and a baby.  He's spoiled!  I also love to play with my kitten, "Firework", who is an American Curl.  She has long  hair and funny-shaped ears; she is so cute!

Well, we're getting ready to go to the festival near here, so I will go.  I hear there will be fireworks there, so I get to see them more than once this time.  YAY!!  I can't wait!  I will write in here again; until later, this is America Tatinger saying so long!  God bless!

~Love, America.  :) 

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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/3/2011
Beautiful write Karen Happy 4th. of July.

Newfie Hugs Rose
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/3/2011
I love this young lady's name and attitude! Well done, Karen, and Happy Birthday, America and America! =]

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/2/2011
Awesome story Karen thank you for sharing
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