Saturday, July 3, 2010

Memories of the Fourth of July

Hot days, warm nights.
Family everywhere.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad.

Grandpa always made homemade ice cream, in two flavors: strawberry and vanilla.  

Or, Grandma always made ice cream in two flavors, and Grandpa plugged in the electrical powered ice cream maker and got all the credit.  

Depends who you believe.

The ice cream was good and best eaten that same day, so we did our best.

Swimming all day, into the night, lungs taking on a little bit of water, wet cousins.

Fireworks in the back yard, some legal, some not.

Long day, late night, finally dark, finally quiet, cool sheets, damp hair, sound sleep.

Thank you God, for all the blessings that come with being an American.

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!


  1. Your forgot cribbage. It was on the 4th of July with Grandpa Ray taught me how to play cribbage. :)

  2. Happy 4th of July to you, Tracey. I enjoyed your memories of being a child 'in the land of the free and the home of the brave'!