Thursday, July 4, 2013
Let Freedom Ring!
I was thinking about what to post on this special day...July 4th..and thoughts were for our military and how grateful I am for those that are serving to preserve our freedom in this great country of ours..Thank you to all who serve, and have served! Then I thought about my past July 4ths. For the last 25 years, my husband has taken the week of the 4th to be with the Boy Scouts in our Church at Summer camp. I've gone down to visit different times when my boys were with him, but now I just hunker down at home and celebrate quietly and then celebrate again when he comes home. Over those years the 4th has landed on the weekend and we get to celebrate in the usual manner. I hope his day is good today....the rain has been a bummer this week but there has been small bouts of sunshine. Then my thoughts turn to my childhood celebrations of the 4th. We always had a parade in my neighborhood that was put on by the kids. We decorated our bikes, our wagons, and ourselves to march down the street in pride! This photo is of me and my little sister Midge....I believe we were dressed as hoola girls because Hawaii was just introduced as a state that year. (1959)