Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fourth of July

American Flag

Happy Fourth of July

The flags are up outside, the pork roast is in the smoker and I got smoked sausages, hotdogs and hamburgers ready to grill. The potato salad and fruit salad are in the frig.

We usually spend our 4th of July hanging out with family and friends. We visit, watch movies, eat and generally enjoy ourselves. Once it gets dark we slice up the watermelon and move out to the driveway to set off all our wimpy California legal fireworks in the cul-de-sac.

This year the attendance was down a bit. We just had a few friends over. In past years we have had as many as 25 folks over. This year we had to settle for only 7.

My oldest daughter had a friend over. It was kind of nice. I remember hanging out with my friends during all the holidays when I was her age. We always had fun together, so I like seeing her get the chance to share her holiday traditions with her friends.


Update we just finished our fireworks and had a pretty good turnout. The first few years we would have 5 to 7 families out sitting in their driveways shooting off fireworks in the cul-de-sac. But that only lasted a couple years. Slowly the other families all moved, stopped doing fireworks or just didn't bother. For the last five years it has been just us out there. This year we had three families out there. Hopefully we can get this neighborhood tradition started back up again.

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