Ketchup With Us #21


It’s a song by George Michael (the Wham guy, not Michael Cera). It’s also a Royal Caribbean ocean liner, an uncompleted NASA project and, apparently, the name of a U.S. city in 15 different states. It’s a lot of things to a lot of people. And that’s what we’re talking about here today. Freedom. As in FREEDOM fries with extra KETCHUP. (How much more on topic can I get?) The prompt? She is very flexible and loose. Some would even say FREE. As in you are FREE to interpret it however you like.

It brought us closer together. And introduced us to about 70 new people, too. It strengthened our singing and dancing skills. And enabled me to masquerade (convincingly?) as a teenager. It even provided us with physical exercise. Every night. And all for nothing.

I still can’t believe we did it all … for FREE!


Remember how Olivia Newton-John was 30 when she played a high school senior in Grease? Yeah, well this is exactly like that. (cough)

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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …


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The rules are … THERE ARE NO RULES! Just guidelines. And we’d love it if you posted our button and followed us on Facebook (Michele /Mel) and Twitter (Michele/Mel).



In 57 words or less, tell us what FREEDOM means to you or (if you’re feeling lazy like me) just about the last great thing you got for FREE!


Me and my fabulous partner in crime at the Liberty Bell. (Philadelphia, PA – 6/29/13)


That Suburban Momma

10 responses to “Ketchup With Us #21

  1. with the way Jacob loves drama, movies and dress up, I am looking forward to being able to join him in a community theater just like this some day.

    you so look 30!

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  3. modmomelleroy

    I love that you guys wore the ketchup bottles at the bell!! You couldn’t be more American. Unless somebody dressed as an apple pie stood next to you of course. 😉 I hear Elton singing Philadelphia Freedom…

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  5. You both look great! Olivia who? There should have been video of the dancing skills… all’s I’m saying.

  6. Netta’s a great choice. I just hooked up.

    Happy Indy Day, Michele and fam. Have a great 4th

  7. I love that you both wore the ketchup costume’s by the bell! How much fun you guys must have had!

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