Happy Fourth of July from Sharkey, Howes & Javer

SH&J Wishes America a Happy 240th Birthday

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The team at Sharkey, Howes and Javer wish you a happy Fourth of July. We hope you enjoy the ball games, cook-outs and fireworks often associated with celebrating our independence. Please, take a moment to remember those who have fought for our country and the freedoms we enjoy.

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5th.

To commemorate the day, we thought we would share this classic poem by Walt Whitman. Enjoy!

I Hear America Singing
by Walt Whitman

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or
washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.

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