It's time to iron my red Jokapoika (Farmer) shirt manufactured by Marimekko since 1956.
I've worn this shirt on the 4th of July
since I bought it at Crate & Barrel on Brattle Street
in Harvard Square about 1984.
Marimekko now has their own
store in Harvard Square.
I adore Marimekko.
They are timeless and beautiful products from Finland.
I covet my two brightly striped fabric pouches.
Recently, I was in Tuuli, the Marimekko mecca of Seattle.
I found the limited edition
Marimekko designed Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars.
They did not have my size.
How can we not be awed by our big white mountain?
When it's clear day you can hear people say,
"look at the mountain".
I love that.
Yesterday it was a magnificent backdrop for a beautiful day of sailing on Puget Sound.
Need I say more?
I can play this classic album on a continuous loop and
Everytime I hear 'A Case of You',
It's the melody...and then, "...I could drink a case of you".
This is especially poignant since this is our fourth 4th of July,
Ray and I are having a pretty good time.
This song says it all.
To all of you, Have a majestic 4th of July!