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She Is More Than A Lady To Me: A Moment With Bill Reflection

Updated on March 8, 2016

All Glitter and Sparkle with Country Blood Running Through Her

She loves the bright lights. She slips on the high heels, wears the slinky as well as anyone, and shows the curves that would make a good dog break his leash. Still she loves home-cooked meals of cornbread and fried taters, loves the dirt between her toes walking down in the holler, and can make a used t-shirt into a nightgown or a party dress with a nip and tuck here and some creative stitching there.

She shops the best boutiques on 5th Avenue or Rodeo Drive, or she says howdy to Buck at the Five and Dime. She dines in the finest gourmet restaurants, pheasant under glass and merlot by the bottle, but is more than comfortable pulling into the local McDonalds and having fries and a coke.

Mercedes by night, Ford F-150 by day, putter around on the Vespa or ride the highways on her Hog, this lady will find a way and always has.

She’s a Bitch and a Saint

She writes a check to her favorite charity and cusses like a sailor when the homeless ask for a handout. She shakes her head in disgust as she passes the unemployment lines, fed up with Social Services and the free handouts for the lazy, and yet she cries without shame when she sees pictures of the hungry in tenements near and far.

Ask her for a handout and she’ll spit in your face, but ask her for a hand up and she’s front and center with outstretched hands. There is no way of knowing who she will be on any given day, and logic is mixed with equal proportions of emotional illogic as she nurtures and destroys, coddles and rejects.

Believe in any God you want but stay out of her face with your proclamations. Drop to your knees in supplication, if that’s your thing, but stay the hell out of her neighborhood with your crucifixes and pamphlets.

Freedom of speech? Fine as long as she agrees with you, or fine, even if she disagrees with you. It all depends on her mood, or the alignment of the stars, or whether she has had her coffee in the morning. This lady does not suffer fools well and yet she has cornered the market on foolish acts.

And yes, by God, you can love her or leave her, and she’s fine with either choice.

Friend, Foe and Family Beware

My lady has killed friends and rewarded enemies, and if you can figure out those actions you are a better man than I am. She has ignored her family and embraced strangers, and she can justify her actions or simply refuse to share her motivations.

Harm her and her bite is nastier than hell breaking loose, but there are times she will forgive and forget, only to get burned once more as she jumps up on the stove of life. Take advantage of her largesse at your own peril, and make sure you wear full-body armor if you ever, and I mean ever, try and tell her what to do. She simply does not care for your opinions and will travel her own path come hell or high water.

She cares not for the opinions of many, preferring to listen to the chosen few who have her attention and allegiance and yes, she can be bought and paid for, all the while declaring that she has no price tag and she ain’t no whore.

From near and Far, a Mutt By Pedigree

She is the poster child for the United Nations. In her blood is the DNA of the Irish, the Germans, the Swedish and the French. In her blood flows the blood of the Bolivians, the Puerto Ricans, the Malaysians and the Indians.

You can see them all in her public face, the face seen by billions, and you can see them all in her actions, bizarre and mundane, energized and complacent, well-intentioned and ill-advised.

Ask her what she is and she will proudly tell you American, but that pedigree is no pedigree at all, but rather a random result from far too many midnight sexual encounters in the back seat of a Chevy. She is so young and so foolish, so old and so wise, and she struts like a peacock, showing her pride by spreading brilliant plumage for all to see.

Do You Know My Lady?

She is the United States of America, Lady Liberty if you will, and she is all these things and more…and God help me I love her.

Yes, I love her, even though I know she will once again bite my hand, and even though I know that one day she will once again make me ashamed, ashamed of walking hand in hand with her because of her proclivity to stoop to her lower levels when she should be soaring with the gods.

She may be a whore but she’s my whore, and so we will face the future together. Our union is strong despite our differences, and if need be we will get counseling and weather whatever marital storms await us…….

“to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part."

Amen!

2013 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Well, this is one instance when I'm speechless ~ for once. Bravo! Well-done, friend!

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, I loved this and had a feeling this is where you were going with it and but seriously what a great article about Lady Liberty. I know you don't mince words and you definitely didn't here! And you are right as much as she bites our hands, I still can't seem but love her and be proud to have her as our own.

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      Comfort Babatola 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      For better for worse indeed. Even at her lowest moral level. You've got to love her to save her. If you could....Hmmn. Thought provoking.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That danged fickled broad. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Crafty, them mark this day down on a calendar.....LOL Thank you so much for your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, she is family.....we don't always agree with family, and they can drive us nuts, but we love them just the same. No sense denying it or fighting it.

      Have a great Tuesday Janine and thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Comfort. I'm as critical of this country as anyone and I have been in past articles....but this is my country and I have to learn to work with her to make things better. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Indeed it is, Eric! Now my friend, we have work to do.

      Thank you and have a great Tuesday!

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      This one had me stumped for a bit. So well written as always ,,, I am always amazed at how you craft your words...An amazing hub...

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      JThomp42 3 years ago

      Another amazing write my friend. Wishing you a very blessed day.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Carol! The article came about after hearing Billy Joel sing that song "She's More Than A Woman To Me"....and I thought of the U.S. :) Glad you liked it.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jeff, thank you very much. I hope you are well and happy my friend.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Oh man....you hit the nail on the head. How beautiful you personalized that Lady with your words! Ufff, your patriotic blood levels are stirring high.

      Unconditional love again...and unblinded love!!!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maria, thank you....she makes it tough to love her at times, but love her we do....:) Kind of like family. :)

      blessings always

      bill

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Bill ... I love this .. I am very patriotic and when someone from another country puts her down .. them are fighting words.. she might be wrong sometimes .. but she is always with good intentions.. no doubt. I heard a quote " they are trying to turn America from a melting pot into a salad bowl " .. great write Bill..

      God Bless America and all the LADY represents ..

      Michael

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Michael......I guess everyone is entitled to their opinions, but to truly understand this country one really needs to live here....I've been here for over six decades and I'm pretty sure I know what makes her tick most days.

      Thanks buddy and have a great day.

      bill

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Terrific, Bill. What a great job of personalizing and describing who America is, who we are. Great write. Blessings. Theresa

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Theresa! It's not easy to describe this country we love. I appreciate your kind words.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I got to hoping it wasn't your wife you was talkin bout cause...well...lol. I love America and I know many do and if someone gets to trying to change her too much I think they will have a real fight on their hands, at least I hope so. Oh, and don't forget the Great American Fast on Sept 9th along with other countries to ask God for blessings we so need and for those not interested how about a simple bow of the head and small prayer? I expect big things! Millions praying at once! Has to be.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, this is the epitome of your creative writing skills. I must admit, I started out thinking your 'lady' was Lady Liberty until you had her shopping, shunning then humbling in reverse. What a master of the twists and turns you are. You have the reader thinking she knows who the lead character is then spin it around to keep us guessing. In the end, the first instinct was the correct one - as is so often true in life.

      Awesome hub! This is one you should try to sell to magazines. Outstanding writing my friend!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jackie, how can we go wrong with that much firepower? :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a great and important comment.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Music to my ears, Sha! Thank you so much. I'm not always happy with my writing but in this case I was pretty satisfied. I really do appreciate your support and kind words and yes, I will try to get this one published.

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      Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

      I agree Bill.

      We gotta love any country that we live in cause it has fed us and gave us shelter over our head. United States has given us a job to be content in life.

      Very inspiring read :)

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      This one's amazing, Bill! I have conflicting emotions about our country, but realize the problems are caused by people. In fact, our so-called leaders are at the root of many problems that besiege the U.S.

      I remember being so proud of America when I was a child and a young woman. How I wish I could feel that way again with no restraint. But I just finished reading a news story that has me upset and angry, and the issues are typical of the way things are handled here these days.

      Two new trade agreements that will cause a lot of harm to the U.S.--TPP and TAFTA/TTIP--are being negotiated in secrecy by Congress, and the president says he will use his "fast track authority" to pass them if Congress doesn't. We're already eating unsafe food from China and Mexico. Millions of jobs are offshored while unemployment on these shores is unacceptable, but these agreements will leave us unguarded from more imported toxic foods and cause millions more jobs to leave the U.S.

      Under these new trade agreements "Buy American" policies will be banned, and corporations will be able to attack the environmental and health safeguards we currently have. Even Internet freedoms will decrease.

      We've already given the World Trade Organization too much power over the U.S., to our detriment. Why would Congress and our president want to worsen the situation? Not to improve the economy, for it will have the opposite effect!

      I went to sleep last night thinking I still live in a democracy, whatever its flaws. Did that change while I wasn't looking? Why is the president so determined to push these bad-for-the-U.S. agreements through that he will override Congress? I never thought the day would come when I'd agree with all the things Ross Perot said about trade agreements years ago, but that day's arrived!

      Sorry about the rant, and I didn't mean to turn your comments section into a forum, but I had to let it out. It's just your bad luck that I read your essay immediately after reading about the pending trade agreements!

      Voted Up++++

      Jaye

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruchira, thank you....I don't always agree with this country but it is still the country that I love.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Bravo! I was captivated not quite sure where you were going at first but what a compelling read, truly. Thinking of my homeland I would say Dito!

      I am proud to be Irish and proud I can speak a bit of our native Gaelic language many think of as a dead language. Yes there are things I detest about Ireland but when all is said and done (oops a cliche??!! LOL) she runs through my veins.

      Cheers my friend for yet again awesome work!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzie, loved your comment and howled when you intentionally used a cliche...well done, Irish. Thank you! This piece of writing pleased me; not all of mine do. :)

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I think I lied the other day when I said your hub was one of your best...I think this one might take the cake, leaving your other hub second best! LOL Funny, I didn't know who this was about but as I was reading I said to myself, "Hmmm. I like this woman." Now I know why.

      Beautiful, captivating, interesting, strong, and powerful hub...yes, just like the United States of America.

      Great job here. Sharing this!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Liz, you made my day. Thank you! If this is my best then I am improving as a writer, and that is one of my daily goals. :) Thank you!

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      Liz Davis 3 years ago from Hudson, FL

      No puckering after reading this metaphor. Awesome.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lizzy! Since I admire you I am honored by your comment. :) Unpucker and have a great day.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      I was on tenderhooks from beginning to end. I smell a book drawing nearer and nearer. You really make the craft of writing an art. Awesome, Billy I am thoroughly impressed - best wishes. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sally, that is so kind of you. Thank you so much. You brought a big old smile to my face with those kind words.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Bill, very creative....poetic even! simply loved it, for better or for worse your country is your country and it's up to the people to ring in the change. Nice!

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Well, my first guess was Bev - until the part about cussing like a sailor, then I knew you were talking about someone else. Bev's too sweet to have a potty mouth. Anyway, I enjoyed your description of America. She is what she is. Gotta love her!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, thank you and yes my friend, the people must bring about change or settle for the sub-standard. It will be interesting to see which way we choose.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Marlene, you are so right...no potty mouth on Bev at all. In fact, she is trying her darndest to reform me. LOL Behind every successful man is a woman who will not put up with his nonsense. :) Thank you my dear.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That was a mighty powerful parlay, but you are right on. And long may she stand in that harbor to watch over and protect us all.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Indeed, Deb, and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      I love this country will all of its flaws.

      It is on us to help make it better. If we whine about something that does not suit us and do not try to rectify it, then we should whine no longer.

      Well said, Bill. Words to mull over and think about are what I find when I visit. You have not disappointed.

      Angels are on the way this evening. ps

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well PS, mulling can be a worthwhile exercise my friend, and I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thank you as always for your visit and the angels.

      blessings and hugs coming your way

      bill

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      There's loyalty, if you ever need a definition. Great read Bill; meanwhile your message come through clearly. Voted Up!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Dora! I'm glad the message didn't get lost in the prose. :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Well, that was certainly a start there and for just a moment I thought, well, Bill will be spending the night out in the chicken coop, but I am glad for the great ending! Love that lady liberty and love this country, despite its many problems, and may she continue to be so ... free that is, no matter what. It is going to take all of us Americans, united as one nation, to keep her free and let us not continue down this road of apathy and pray for our country and its people!

      UP and more

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, daddy didn't raise a fool. No way I write something like this about Bev. LOL

      Yes indeed, it's going to take a lot of work to end apathy and complacency in this country, but I always hold out hope.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, chills ran up my spine reading this and what a surprise to find that you were writing about our Lady. This is brilliant writing Bill. Thank you again...

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      Connie Smith 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Billy, I am blown away as you constantly up the ante on everything you write! This is awesome, cunningly clever, and firmly stated. I am proud to call you my friend, Mr. Writer Man ;) Pearl

      Voted Up++++

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, I am honored by your comment. That's what I have always wanted to do....stun the readers. Thank you very much my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pearl, I feel the same about you. Thank you for the smile across my face. :)

      bill

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      This is creative, passionate and so wittily penned, Bill. I have been spreading my wings starting up my own website, thanks largely to your inspiration and beginning the new school year...but clearly selected one of your very finest essays to say HI and thinking of you.

      Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Wowsa Billy! My heart was a -pounding as I read each line. The drama, the emotions, the perils, the triumph's. You have written another masterpiece my friend. Keep on writing and inspiring others. Been gone for a few weeks-sis and I moved and are very happy with the new pad. Hope you and your family are well :-) P.S.-sharing and tweeting this great work.

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Billy, this was an awesome story. I can hear the feel passion behind your words. You kept me hooked because as soon I started reading I wanted to know who it was that you were talking about. Voted up!

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      feel I meant not hear.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maria, thank you so much my dear friend. Congratulations on your new website. Is it up yet? I'd love to see it if it is...send me the URL when it is ready to go....please!

      Blessings and love to you

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Minnetonka....thank you very much. There are some of my essays that I feel very good about...this was one of them. It''s so nice to receive affirmation after finishing it. I hope you and your sister are happy in the new pad.

      blessings to you always

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Doc, I do that all the time. I get so much in a hurry to post a comment and invariably one word makes no sense at all. LOL Anyway, thank you very much. I greatly appreciate your kind words.

      blessings to you

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks again my dear

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very creative, interesting and effective essay, Bill!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      That...was...amazing. My only critique is that you narrowed this down to one particular lady when, in fact, you described all women. Still, this has blown me away. Will definitely be sharing this with everyone I know.

      Brilliant hub.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Alicia! This is one of my favorites. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Phoenix! You have made me a happy writer with your comment.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      What an intriguing piece of work!

      You had me going nuts trying to figure this one out. I did not dare rush

      ahead to solve the mystery.

      This piece was like taking a ride on a roller coaster.

      Absolutely flawless, my friend.

      This one, you should be able to take to the bank.

      DJ.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful read Billy and I love the escalation to finding out just who she actually is.

      Voting up and thank you for another gem.

      Take care and lots of love,

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks DJ...that's the kind of comment I can savor all day long. ;)

      Sending thanks to Mississippi, or whatever southern state you are in. :)

      Have a great day my friend.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you again Eddy! I always appreciate you so much.

      love from Olympia

      billy

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Born in Mississippi. Move away at 19. Have returned only a few times.

      Summer in Louisville, KY. (It depends on who you talk with to determine if KY. is a southern state, or not.) Job brought us here. It is

      "home" to me know. Husband retired; twice as much husband---half the money!

      We winter in Florida. That's where all the Yankees and Canadians go

      for the winter. Don't meet up with many southerners in Florida.

      I guess they are afraid of alligators!! He, He

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, I would love to visit Louisville some day. It is on my list of places to see in the U.S. Florida, not so much. Something about that heat and crawly things that turns me off about that state. LOL

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      Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

      "…and God help me I love her.... She may be a whore but she’s my whore."

      Billy, what are you telling here--the naked, patriotic truth?

      I knew that this lady was not a single, red-bloodied American or any other nationality. If she had been, she would have been good and divorced or beaten to a pulp. Whorish women love men who are crazy for them. I suppose the men are called "henpecked." Someone said, "It is all right to be henpecked as long as you are pecked by the right hen."

      Yes, Lady Liberty is a cool chick! People all over the world whore after her. That is a little frightening for some reason. I pray she doesn't get AIDS.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Levertis, it might be a truth people don't want to hear. LOL Does that make it the truth or just an annoyance? :)

      Thanks for the definition of henpecked....been there, done that.

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      Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

      Your hub is craftily written. I like your style!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Levertis...much appreciation heading your way.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Your hubs are always so amazing.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I thank you for those kind words, vkwok! :)

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Truer words were never spoken my friend. You hit at the heart of every American, rich, poor, lady, whore....we are all one people striving to make this country what it once was and there is no better symbol than that big green lady! Yes, the flag is our true symbol of patriotism but that lady says so much more as you have so brilliantly and succinctly pointed out.

      Voted all but funny, shared and pinned.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I agree with you Mary; the statue does say so much more than the flag could ever say, and it is our job to restore her to prominence and her true meanings. Thank you for an eloquent comment.

      bill

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      Despite any negative qualities, Bill, the lady in question is still the most important symbol of freedom in the entire world. Long may she and our country endure. You, too, my talented friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Without a doubt, drbj; I can think of about fifty countries off the top of my head that would give anything to be like the U.S.

      Thank you for your continued kind words.

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      Mark G Weller 3 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Bill, you have the same lady I do. HOW did that happen?

      LOL, Mark

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't know, Mark, but it's a bit unsettling. LOL

      bill

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Standing ovation time, Bill, and shared all over the damn world!

      Stunned and speechless...you've rendered me thus this Saturday morning with this amazing tribute to Lady L!

      Dognabit, you're a terrific writer!

      Lots of aloha, my friend!

      ~Joe, super inspired!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joe, thank you for the high praise. Every once in awhile I'll write something that I feel very good about...this was one of those, and it's nice to have it affirmed by the professionals who I call friends.

      Aloha my friend

      bill

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      La Verne Amigo 3 years ago from Philippines

      Great work! Everyone is supposed to be patriotic just like you. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      La Verne, patriotic but realistic. This country has a lot of work to do in order to be as great as it can be.

      Thank you!

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      La Verne Amigo 3 years ago from Philippines

      Your right... I mean...though how worse the country is... its citizens have no choice than to support and repair it because its their own...

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      La Verne, without a doubt it is our job to make the repairs. Thank you for the return visit.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Wow - what more can one say. This hits it right on the head Bill. Very powerful hub.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Glimmer....I liked this one as well, but it's nice to hear it from others.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Great Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you moonlake. I appreciate you stopping by.

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