Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Birthday America

Tropical rains are feels like September......rain and winds, strange July weather.
Tomorrow is July 4th, Independence Day. We have family coming by, I will cook entirely too much food......and eat entirely too much.  The neighbors are shooting fireworks in the rain.  Calliou the collie, is not happy.   The first 4th of July Celebration I can remember.......I was maybe five years old.  My dad had built a BBQ pit and picnic table in our backyard.  My grandparents came, my cousin Susann, my brothers and sisters were there.  There was BBQ, and home made ice cream.......we had sparklers.
I thought it was almost as good as Christmas........didn't really understand the significance of the holiday, but I knew there was something special about it.  I think it is important to remember birthdays......yours, and your country's.  It is not just another's the day you were born.....the day your country was born.
Happy Birthday America!  May we always celebrate, may we always remember how special this day is.                                            


  1. Happy Fourth of July, Jilda. Enjoy it.

  2. Have a great celebration today Jilda! In my little neighborhood growing up we always had a parade with all the kids decorating their bikes, and wagons and then everyone meeting at an empty lot to have some food and fun. Enjoy!

  3. Happy 4th of July Jilda.