By Charlotte Bessette
for author Avery Aames
Independence is underrated! We don't realize sometimes that we have it so good. For instance, in my little town of Providence, Ohio, I have the freedom to walk anywhere I want, wear anything I want, talk to anyone I want, date anyone I want.
This is huge! I take it for granted, and I know I shouldn't. My Grandmother Bernadette, or Grandmere as we all call her, reminds me of this every so often. She and my grandfather lived in war-torn France and fled to America. For freedom. For the right to vote. For the right to voice her opinion. For the right to argue. I have no idea what she lived through, but there are times I see the pain and horror etched in her face. She is now our town mayor and perhaps the best, most loving person I know.
She worries for me. She thinks I stick my neck out too often. She fears that I give my heart too freely. How can I live otherwise? She would do the same.
Do you value your freedom?
Live freely; give freely; shoot off a firecracker; sing "Yankee Doodle Dandy". Wear something red, white, and blue.
And if you want, eat something red, white, and blue. Here's a link to a yummy dessert recipe with berries and mascarpone cheese! Fruit au gratin.
P.S. My author Avery aka Daryl is also blogging at Mystery Lovers Kitchen today and she's giving away a book and a bunch of swag and sharing a delicious cake pop recipe to celebrate the 4th.
Also, you now know about Avery's alter ego.
DARYL WOOD GERBER...
Daryl's new series: THE COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERIES
debuts July 2013
"Like" Daryl's page on Facebook and "follow" Daryl on Twitter.
"She" doesn't say all the same things "Avery" does. Promise.