Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July
This is one of my favorite holidays....I have such fond memories of the 4th growing up in a small town. We would be awoken by a loud cannon going off in town starting the day off with a BANG!
Everyone would head to the main ball field and we would have sack races, water balloon tosses, potato on the spoon races etc...The Mom's would do rolling pin throwing contest and the Dad's would play horseshoes. The afternoon would end with the all-star baseball game and a day of hot dogs, soda and candy, swimming! I think there was a parade in there somewhere....and a firework display to dazzle us all.

Today is also a day to celebrate our country, to stand tall and wear the colors of our nation. To honor those who fight for our freedom and remember those who lost there lives for our freedom. It's a day where your Patriotism is abundant and proud. 

Have a safe, fun and glorious fourth of JULY!
What is your favorite 4th of July memory?


CM said...

Rolling pin throwing contests...ha! Too funny. That sounds like quite the town festival!

Have a happy 4th!

Kwana said...

My fave is all the BBQ and of course the fireworks. Always magical. Happy 4th to you.

Ocean Girl said...

i was at monticello one 4th of july, it was indeed memorable.

happy independence day Frau, hope you and family had a grand weekend.

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy 4th of July to you!

Sonya said...

Happy 4th of July..hope you had a wonderful day :)

Susan said...

SO, SO small town, we wondered over to the field for the 25 cent burgers, saw your sisters and Kevin playing in the "traditional" base ball game... just wonderful to sit in the grandstand and see familiar faces, and our "small" town still does the BEST firework display - so "Mayberry" like... my son said on the morning of the 5th... it's the easiest day for every house to be broken into... every cop is monitoring the fireworks, EVERY sould in town is watching them and we all leave our house wide open!!! PS... I'm alsmost ashamed to say we have the rolling pin throwing contest, but I just "let it go"... Have a GREAT family holiday of these days I will get to meet you!

Karen Andre said...

HI Kathy! I love the old pictures of the 4th are they old past cards? can't wait to see you guys!