Our Precious Slice of Americana

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Happy Birthday America, Sweet Land of Liberty!

This morning, as on every Fourth of July for the last 26 years, my neighbors and great Americans, Vince and Dee Villa, host an Independence Day Celebration on 18th Street in front of their San Pedro (Los Angeles) home. By his own admission, Vince is “pushing 90,” and has announced that this year’s event will be their last. Dee assures us that the cherished flags will still fly at their home every 4th, but encourages another family on 18th Street to take over the honor and responsibility of the celebration. We are witnessing the end of an era, and we’re sad yet grateful to Vince and Dee for generously hosting this patriotic neighborhood treasure for over a quarter century.

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What Makes This The Land of The Free?

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Happy Birthday America, Sweet Land of Liberty!

As much as we have a passion for food and cooking, holidays, of course, have significance beyond what we’re eating. In addition to roasting a big beautiful turkey on Thanksgiving, we spend time giving thanks and sharing our gratitude. On Independence Day, we relish our cheeseburgers, while letting FREEDOM ring!

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