I chose to celebrate my 4th a little different, Instead of heavy participation in alcohol and seeing what I could “blow up” as many of my neighbors did, I tried to enjoy a bit of nature before the craziness started. We had rain in the area for most of the day and as it cleared it turned into a beautiful afternoon.
Celebrations always by their very nature mean different things to different people. Many have very little knowledge about July 4th other than a foggy remembrance of a lesson in a high school history class. It’s just another sale day at the retailers, another day to fire up the backyard bar-b-que, invite a few (or a lot) of friends over to “party”. And of course the fireworks. The professional events are always beautiful, the drunk loudmouth “down the street” who has a truck load of the stuff and no clue what he is doing….. not so much.
I chose to spend a few hours with my Dad in the middle of the day, a little fishing in the afternoon enjoying the sunset then my wife and I had dinner and watch a couple of movies safe inside our house.
But to each his own and I hope yours however it was spent was a good one.