When I was a kid, we always went to the lake on the 4th of July.
We had a fish fry -
(*I don't remember hamburgers and hotdogs)
but memories of sitting on a screen porch -
ceiling fan blowing -
soda in a glass bottle -
a slice of watermelon
and fish frying -
that's a childhood memory of the 4th for me.
After becoming a Navy wife, I have memories of activities on base.
I remember a golf contest thing on base in Orlando, Florida -
it was a "hole in one" deal where the green was on a floating square out in the water.
If you got a "hole in one" you won a car.
Mike was an E-3 - and a new car was a big deal to all his friends.
So, golf skills or no - they all tried it.
In hindsight - hot sun, beer, and drunk men with golf clubs was a bad idea.
Yeah, you can figure out that someone went to the ER. (no one we knew, thankfully)
I'm not sure where we lived when I went to my first 4th of July parade.
But I can tell you, I do love a parade!
A couple of times, our church in San Diego, Newbreak, participated in the parade.
That's fun too,
but I'd honestly rather watch.
If you are IN the parade, you don't see everything!
|Happy Birthday Eddie!!!!!!!!|