the melody lingers on

The House I Live in by Frank Sinatra // image via my classic film scans

I read an article in the paper this weekend arguing why we should change the national anthem from The Star Spangled Banner to America the Beautiful, but if I had my way, this would be the choice. I agree that America is a perfectly lovely country, with awe-inspiring mountains, canyons, lakes, valleys and prairies but to me, it's the people that make the country beautiful, and this song really expresses that perfectly. ps. I know it's a super young Frankie doing the singing, but I couldn't help using this older photo to go with it. The watermelon is just so Fourth of July! ;-D