Friday, June 30, 2006

~HAPPY 4TH~




I AM WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY, EAT ALL YOU CAN, SEE SOME PARADES AND FIREWORKS, SPEND TIME WITH LOVED ONES AND BE SAFE FOURTH OF JULY......... I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY BECAUSE I LOVE THE TRADITION OF IT ALL..MY FAMILY AND MY MOMS SISTER'S FAMILY HAVE BEEN SITTING ON THE SAME CORNER FOR THE BEXLEY PARADE FOR OVER 25YEARS...THAT CORNER HAS HAD SOME KIND OF FAMILY REPRESENTATION FROM ONE OF OUR FAMILY'S EVERY YEAR SINCE I CAN REMEMBER AND WE ARE ALL VERY TERRITORIAL WHEN IT COMES TO THAT CORNER..EITHER MYSELF OF MY COUSIN-KHRIS WILL STAKE THE AREA VERY EARLY ON PARADE DAY..IT IS ALWAYS VERY HUMID OR SOME KIND OF RAIN EVERY YEAR...BUT WE ALL MAKE IT THERE BY THE TIME THE PARADE ROLLS PAST US..IT IS FUN, USUALLY SOMEONE HAS A PICNIC, THIS YEAR WE ARE GOING TO MY AUNT & UNCLES NEW HOME FOR THE PICNIC, COUSIN -JEN AND HER BOYS ARE IN FROM COLORADO...MY MOM WILL MAKE HER ALWAYS REQUESTED POTATO SALAD AND UNCLE DOB WILL FIRE UP THEGRILL WITH SOMETHING TASTY..THEIR NEW HOME HAS A POOL WHICH IS A DEFINITE PLUS THIS YEAR...KHRIS PROMISES THAT IT WILL BE CLEANED UP AND READY FOR THE INSPECTION...WE ARE A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP , MY MOM AND HER SISTER'S FAMILY...WE ALL GREW UP TOGETHER AND HELD FAST THROUGH THICK & THIN..BUT WE ALWAYS COME TOGETHER AT THE FOURTH OF JULY!!! OKAY, I AM GETTING TEAREY-EYED..TIME TO STOP AND AND YEAH, I FOGOT ABOUT MY MOST FAVORITE THING..FIREWORKS AND MORE FIREWORKS..I AM STILL AMAZED AT THEM, EVEN AT MY AGE..I TRY AND SEE AS MANY AS I CAN...LAST YEAR WAS ABOUT 5DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES..WE WILL SEE WHAT THIS YEAR BRINGS!!
I AM VERY PATRIOTIC AND THANK GOD THAT I HAVE THE FREEDOMS THAT I DO AND PRAY FROM OUR TROOPS THAT THEY COME HOME SAFE AND THANK THEM FOR PROECTING OUR FREEDOMS...
SO, DUST OFF THE RED, WHITE & BLUE!!! BE PATRIOTIC AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY~*~*~*~*~*~*~

8 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Fourth of July to you too! Your family tradition sounds so wonderful!!!!!!!

Also wonderful, I pulled your name out of my hat for the tell a story about the picture contest!!! Your stories were so fabulous!!! Had me cracking up!!! So inventive!!! Please send me your full name and mailing address to duetabode@comcast.net so I can send your prize of some vintage photos copied on lovely paper! You can maybe use them in your ATCs!!!!! Love, Laura

soleclaw said...

Happy 4th! Are you going to Red White and Boom?

I grew up in Gahanna, OH and I miss the fireworks so much. We tried to go every year during my childhood.

I found your site somehow through Bluhm Studios blog!

mo said...

What a great post! Except that "eat all you can " part. I did that tonight at my nephew's birthdayparty and UGH! is all I can say now. She made these cupcakes that weighed about 8 pounds a piece! The fourth should be warm and nice here and we are barbecuing so that should be fun! Enjoy yours- though it seems like that is a given with all your great traditions!

Hey said...

I was at the Bexley Parade in 2003 when I was doing the show with the Bexley kids. The director scheduled rehearsal that day, but he let us break for the parade. So, I walked around with 2 of my kids (and of course we saw the others along the way.) But, it was great! All of my kids had their own traditions, too... 2 of them, rode their bikes following the parade, a couple had some part in it...and quite a few just wandered from house to house stopping on their lawns to chit chat and eat! Everyone in the community was so nice and hospitable. I had never been to anything like it. It was so much fun!!

I know you will have a blast this year!

Naturegirl said...

FAMILY is everything! You are surely blessed.Thank you for the posative sentiment for my mom. She is settling in nicely and only a 10 min. car ride for me to visit often! CELEBRATION is what your fireworks shout out!! YAHOO!

Buffy said...

I miss America on the 4th.

*sigh*

The British don't really celebrate. ;)

Colette said...

Thanks for your sweet comments!
I wanted to tell you that the soccer necklaces are sold out. They were made only for the duration of the World Cup.

Have a great weekend!
xo

♥ joleen ♥ said...

gorgeous!!