1. Spacious skies, amber waves of grain, majestic mountains, fruited plains 2. Wait, what’s a fruited plain again? 3. We all want some of your fries 4. Two words: ranch dressing 5. We laugh at Uranus 6. We have awesome national and state parks 7. We have awesome nature in general 8. And a secret wish to live in Hawaii 9. After about 10 years old, the fireworks kind of seem the same 10. We know that fireworks parking is the worst kind of parking there is 11. Funnel Cake, while neither funnel nor cake, is still awesome 12. We share the struggle to remove popcorn shells from under our tongues 13. Most of us can’t really sing The Star Spangled Banner 14. But we still get butterflies when we hear The Star Spangled Banner 15. And we pretty much don’t use the word “spangled” except for this song 16. We drive 5-ish mph over the limit 17. And when it rains, we forget HOW to drive 18. We have no queen except one…and we can’t legally say her name but we all know who we mean. 19. We know that the more cheese you add to something, the better it gets 20. We did not actually meet our true love through a rose ceremony 21. We all have that one weird uncle, you know the one 22. We belong to the land that invented jazz 23. And rock ‘n’ roll 24. And baseball 25. And basketball 26. And real football ;) 27. We love lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and pools 28. But none of us feel 100% great about our current swimsuits 29. Nose hairs 30. Law and Order reruns 31. Nobody knows what the ending of “Lost” meant 32. Everybody thinks they know what the ending of “Sopranos” meant 33. We all think we shoulda won the lottery 34. We love days off, especially when sleeping is involved 35. Love for hot dogs—plain, chili, New York, Chicago-style, tofu, or just a banana split we’re calling a “hot dog” for some reason 36. Cereal for dinner? Sure 37. We all look goofy swatting bugs near our faces 38. We eat through our food holes 39. We pee, especially after beer, wine, or margaritas 40. Unless you don’t drink beer, wine or margaritas (fill in favorite beverage here) 41. We all wonder what happens to swallowed watermelon seeds, but we don’t really want to know 42. We all could have learned a foreign language with the amount of time we’ve spent on Facebook 43. We have really @#$%ing expensive healthcare 44. We think we might read Moby Dick someday 45. We think the next state over is the one that’s full of hicks 46. We’re individualists who care about each other 47. We all want a clean, green, safe world for our kids and grandkids 48. A constitution and government that has stood the test of time, but also grown with us through the centuries 49. Our votes and voices count 50. We know our country’s not perfect, but there’s still no other place we’d rather call home!
Imagine opening your mailbox and getting a letter from someone you barely remember from 56 years ago, apologizing for something you’ve had to endure your whole life: racism.
It took 56 years for him to grow a pair and say he was wrong…
Honestly, if it takes you half a century to apologize tome, you can keep it.