It's the Fourth of July here in the United States. This is one of my favorite holidays, although it's always really hot here in Houston, Texas. One of my favorite traditions is the neighborhood parade. Kids decorate bikes and wagons and ride through the neighborhood while adults cheer. Usually we end the parade at a school or neighborhood center, where there's swimming or a carnival.
Here I am enjoying the Fourth when I was four years old and knew how to rock a hat. May you have a fabulous Independence Day, and may the slices of watermelon be as big as your head. :)
I'm in London this week, so no celebrations of July 4th that I know of. Tactless, maybe? Or are we all over that revolution thing? The happiest of fourths to you!
Happy 4th of July to you! This year will be different because I now live in the midwest where fireworks can be bought at a roadside stand. For those of you who don't know, I've lived most of my life in southern California where fireworks are a no-no --- unless you're a pyrotechnical company who file a gazillion permits. This year, my youngest son, who happens to be visiting his grandparents, dove in with delight to the fireworks fun. He started asking for sparklers in April!
This is his haul of goodies. As for me, I'm thrilled to go for walks at night with fireflies.
Here's wishing you and your family a Happy 4th of July! ~ Gina Conkle
Hope you have a Happy 4th!