Thursday, July 5, 2007

It was about family, fun and food

Well, the 4th has come and gone. I can't believe that the 4th was on a Wednesday, who's poor planning was that? We made the most of it. Lots of food, fun, sun, family and friends. Isn't that what the 4th is all about? Celebrating our freedom to celebrate our freedom and remembering all those that have fought and are fighting to give us the right to celebrate. My Dad always loved the 4th of July, he was retired military and knew what the rest of us did not grasp about just how important this day was. He always made homemade ice cream. Dad and the ice cream were missing this year, both were remembered with fond thoughts and laughter. I lost court of the number of kids in the pool and the of hot dogs that were eaten. The line to make you own banana split seemed endless. The dogs running around thought they were in heaven - food just kept falling from the sky. Keep in mind this was mostly family with a few friends sprinkled in here and there. My Grandson was happy, his cousins and his Buddy were there to join in the party. Not to mention that YA YA stayed in the pool with him for 3 hours. Night time came fireworks were shot into the starry sky - it was picture perfect - until the kids started crying and the dogs joined in right on que. It had been a wonderful day, one I hope the kids hold in their hearts and mind until they have children of their own - and they can sit and talk about "how it was when they were kids". God, I give you thanks and praise for a Country that is free and a family that still understands the meaning of "celebrating" together. God bless us each and everyone. Amen

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