Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all! And to all those who are keeping us safe this 4th of July and all their families, THANK YOU!
Please stay safe this holiday. I had a minor accident yesterday while with friends. We were hit from behind and all of us were jarred up quite a bit.
It was due to simply not paying attention. The young woman had a dog with her, talking with her friend that was with her and had her leg propped up on the side of the door.
Throughout the day yesterday and today I have observed many people swerving in their lanes, one even going up on the curb. It was most likely not due to drunk driving, but rather texting and talking on the cell phone and not paying attention.
And because of silly behavior like this and because we know there will be fools out drinking and driving and because of the sheer volume of traffic on the road this holiday weekend, there will more accidents on the road, some quite severe.
During this season, there is a greater need for blood. And because people are out of their routines and because school is out, there is less blood available.
So, if you can donate blood, please do so now. Donate and donate often. You can make a REAL DIFFERENCE!

8 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Oh goodness girl! So sorry to hear this and I hope you and your friends are all ok??!!

I pray there will be no fatalities this holiday! Happy 4th to you and dh!

Wendy said...

Happy 4th of July to you too!!!

Sandy In Montana said...

Thank God none of you were seriously hurt, some drivers are too stupid for their own good. Have a Happy 4th!!

TattingChic said...

Happy 4th of July to you, too!
Sorry to hear about your accident, but glad no one was seriously hurt.
They made texting and talking on the cell phone (without a hands free device) illegal in California last year due to this erratic driving behavior.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad you weren't seriously hurt. Have a safe holiday weekend!

Karan said...

What a start to the weekend - hope you are all OK & had a Happy 4th, regardless (((((hugs))))).

Meari said...

Glad you weren't seriously hurt, Donna. I see people texting and talking on the phone while driving all the time. It's not a safe practice!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Glad to hear it was just a minor accident! There are just so many distractions when driving these days!

I do try to give blood when I can but they are so strict with the iron levels that I've been turned away a couple of times now. Of course I got a piercing for Easter so its out of the question for 6 months.