I recently received one of my own possessions as a gift. This happens more often than you might think. I had forgotten a friend had my flashdrive until she handed it back to me along with a birthday card. This did not go over well, as I had spent an hour the week before searching my entire apartment for that flashdrive. I now regret my scolding, as it was discovered to contain the single greatest present I believe I have ever received.
Casually slipped into a folder creatively entitled “Birthday Music” was the theme song to “Liberty’s Kids.” Of the many things I love in this world, cartoon theme songs and educational children’s programming hover near the top of the list. For years, I had allowed the show to slip to the back of my mind, some days forgetting its existence all together. The very first chorus immediately brought back every memory of running into the living room to make sure I didn’t miss so much as the recap of last week’s episode.
I still mourn its cancellation. I realize that we all know how the American Revolution ended, but I will never know whether James’ and Sarah’s frequent calf eyes towards each other ever resulted in anything! The true tragedy, though, was revealed when I tried to share my joy with others. Of the few who had even heard of “Liberty’s Kids,” one had watched it. Yes, the one who gave me the song. This is simply unacceptable. It is our duty as Americans to rush to Youtube this instant and, at the very least, rediscover the song that started it all. Oh wait! I did that for you.
Anyone who claims to be able to stop singing this for three days after hearing it is lying.