Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Happy Independence Day

Thanks to D for the tag above.  This and that, and hockey!  Due to the washout in western Pa. today, there won't be fireworks tonight.  All events have been rescheduled for this weekend.  LOL...shhh...I hate fireworks because I hate the noise.  I'm the wuss you see plugging their ears.

I did manage to get the ribs on the grill during one brief moment when the rain stopped.  Did I mention I'm beginning to hate rain with a passion?

The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is a celebration in the USA.  Sort of awkward since we have such good friends in the UK.  I tend to use July 4th as the day to celebrate and reflect upon the freedom that we enjoy as Americans.

                    

It hardly seems like it's been 30 years since the bicentennial.  I was 22 yrs old at the time.  I'm sure many were very small or not even born yet.  Time flies by so fast.  I have many keepsakes in my attic, which are probably worthless, from that year.

Hope everybody has a safe holiday today.  Watch out for the other drivers who may have celebrated too much and don't have enough sense to give up the keys.  Be careful with the fireworks, if you're doing any at your BBQ's.

                         

18 comments:

lanurseprn said...

Have a good holiday.  Stay dry!!
Pamela

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  We are still dry out here in the west.  NO FIREWORKS!  Your note about the bicentinnial reminded me of what I was doing.   I spent that evening at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.  Smiles..David

nightmaremom said...

sorry to hear your firework displays have been canceled.
Happy 4th!
hugs
d
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jeadie05 said...

We had an American family lived near us ,at the time of the bicentenial ,cant believe thats thirty years ,we had such a lovely time together ....Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Happy 4th sweetie!
Blessings,
Sug

kdcutie26 said...

Hey Chris.  I love the Betty Boop tag.  I wish I knew how to do things like that.  I hope that you have a wonderful 4th and that things really (the rain) settle down.  Love ya much and talk to you soon.
KJ

queenb8261 said...

Have fun when you DO get to celebrate.  Happy 4th.
Hugs, Barb

chat2missie said...

Your storms in western pa today are heading to my eastern pa tonight.  We've already had one storm around 2pm.  More on the way!
Missie

lv2trnscrb said...

oh my gosh, Chris, poor you with all that rain! That must be sad for the fireworks to be cancelled this year (but I know what you mean with how loud they are). You are right; the bicentennial was 30 years ago. Where has time gone? Jim and me were just talking about that today. We blinked and we are old.

hope you enjoy your day; and yes, wireless is wonderful :)

betty

queeniemart said...

Raining in Ohio right now...muggy and hot. I know about hating the rain...its gets to be a bore!
I wish i had some BBQ today....we ate subs.
love you,lisa jo

pennietoonz said...

It`s rained pretty much on and off all day here, too. Ofcourse I don`t mind! We ate indoors. :) Love all your cute graphics as usual.
HUGS,
Pen
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jckfrstross said...

we are getting some rain yipee!!! hope you had a great 4th

Deb

am4039 said...

I think Johnny Depp is so hot.

xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm sorry it's been raining so much.  Tell the teenagers to stop doing those rain dances! lol  what a beautiful entry Chris!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

tpiez4me said...

You don't like fireworks???? OMG...I love the noise and the colors and the shapes and the sizes and everything about them!!!!  And I'm loving the ribs too!!!

princesssaurora said...

Hope you had a great 4th!!

be well,
Dawn

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Hope you had a nice day. We were able to eat before the storm hit us. We're in Delaware getting more rain than Noah did!!! Part of the tree behind our house fell down and actually sliced off a large branch of another tree. Scary.
Dianna

luddie343 said...

I'm with you on the Johnny Depp thing - maybe the pirate lure?  Either way, I didn't see the original either, so this'll be a ladies treat.  Men don't understand it but something about this guy and his un-starry ways make him seem more genuine.  Easy on the eyes too!  Cathy