1. Do you decorate for the 4th of July?
No! I'm way too lazy. Now that the kids are grown, I only decorate for Christmas and not too much of that. I do, however, love looking at everyone else's decorations.
2. Do you you buy fireworks for the 4th of July?
No, again. It's illegal in New York. If I wanted to risk getting my name in the papers for breaking laws, I'd probably in for something like growing weed. If nothing else, I'm practical. I'd have to be making money. Of course, I'd claim it was medicinal. (And, no, I don't smoke weed. I am much too cowardly to risk getting caught. They'd take my picture, and I just don't photograph well. It always ends up looking exactly like me.)
3.How do you celebrate the 4th of July?
It's never the same. Sometimes, we go camping. If I can get the family together at home, we have a cookout and make use of the pool. If not, the hubster and I hike or bike somewhere. We always go see fireworks at night wherever we are. Darn, we are boring, aren't we!
4. Do you have a family member that is serving our country?
Yes, my nephew, Rusty, is in the Marines.
5. Do you dress in red, white, or blue on the fourth?
Only accidentally. It would require planning at which I suck..
So there you have it. This year I have a little more respect for Independence Day since I just finished reading David McCullough's book, "John Adams" for my book club. It was a powerful, moving reminder that by and large, ordinary people made this nation happen with a lot of hard work and personal sacrifice in those early years.
Interesting July 4th Fact
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day--July 4th, the fiftieth anniversary of the big day.
What were the chances of THAT happening?