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INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY POOPER

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SUMMERTIME. . . 

THE 4TH OF JULY IS ALMOST HERE

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FIREWORKS & CROWDS 

 

AS A KID, I wanted to watch every pyrotechnical show that existed. Once I hit 30, that fondness quickly faded. The hubby and I now treat fireworks presentations like the flu—we sleep it off.

JUST KIDDING. Actually, it’s the crowds we dislike. Squeezing onto miniature plots of grass between strangers. Mosquitoes.

spare me!

SPARE ME!

Fighting traffic for an hour to get to our home that’s only 15 minutes away.

No thanks.

 

 

Fireworks 2WE’LL START our day off with an early morning bike ride that ends with breakfast at The Snooty Pig.

If there’s a good movie out, we’ll show up at a matinee. In the evening, we’ll barbecue with friends who share similar aversions to noisy crowds and loud booming.

I will acquiesce to waving pretty sparklers in the air as night falls.

 

BUT OVERALL,  I admit I’m a party pooper when it comes to holiday crowds, unless there’s a parade with candy.

 

ONE MEMORABLE 4th of JULY . . .

A few years ago, I caught 10 firework shows in a single night. We were flying across the Land of the Free and the Brave from east to west. From the plane’s window, I watched amazing balls of light explode below.

Red, White and Blue,

Gloriously celebrating our nation’s freedom.

An unforgettable sight.

Old Glory

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

How do we make this Day meaningful?

Share your ideas in the comment section below.

AND, if you mention “FREE BOOK PLEASE” along with your comment, I’ll send you a signed copy of Destiny Defied

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2 Responses to “INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY POOPER”

  1. joyce says:

    So funny to read your blog today as we prepare to get all of our items ready to go to Loveland to watch the great fireworks display. We sit about three blocks away from the “gathered crowd”. Our seating is on the municipal golf course. For some reason the city thinks of their golf course the same way they regard their parks…it’s public and people are welcome to gather there.

    For years we have taken food, drinks, frisbees, tennis balls and baseball mitts. In addition we bring a few plastic putters and one or two “big people putters” golf balls and chairs, mosquito repellant, and light-up necklaces. We sit on one slope above the 9th green and most of the people in the area are not close enough to hear our conversations but close enough to cheer when one of the littles catches the frisbee or manages to drop a putt in fewer than 8 strokes.
    Some of us enjoy the fresh cherries along with dark chocolate while reading a free book.
    Enjoy your quiet, friend filled dinner while we weave our way North from Loveland. It will be about a half an hour drive on Friday but unfortunately we will be missing a few kids this year.
    Love ya Julie.

  2. J.A.Marx says:

    LOL. Thanks for sharing, Joyce. That does sound like a grand time. I think I would be up for something like that if it took place away from all the chaos. Ha! Enjoy!

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