Fourth of July
The 4th of July is a day to celebrate! Our freedom most of all. We can never appreciate and be thankful enough for the freedoms that we experience as Americans. And we celebrate that freedom by having parades, get-togethers with friends and family, picnics, homemade ice cream, or just resting in the shade of the back porch.
Our fourth started off with a downtown parade. We live in a small town in the south, but small or not, today’s parade was filled with people expressing their joy for freedom.
It was a beautiful morning, with even a little breeze. We were lucky enough to arrive in time to sit on a bench on main street. It was fun to see the decked-out golf carts, motorcycles, trucks, cars, bicycles, horse-drawn carts, and even lawnmowers!
Kids were waving flags, some were roller skating and others were pushed or pulled in wagons or strollers, along with the dressed-up pets! People from just months old toddlers to senior citizens were all present and having a fun time.
All in all, it was a great parade so next year I think we will pimp out the golf cart and join in!
I couldn’t help but think about the visit we made to Washington D.C. several years ago. It was just a day trip from Williamsburg, and I’ve always wanted to go back when we had more time. We visited the Capitol, The Treasury, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Holocaust Museum, and the National Archives Museum.
The National Archives Museum houses the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. No photos can be taken in the rotunda. The image above is from the National Archives site.
The scene on our visit was exactly the same, except people were not milling around because were in a line moving around the Rotunda until we saw everything. I will never forget the feeling that came over me. It was one of profound pride, respect, and reverence. It was all I could do not to burst into tears.
If you get a chance to go to D. C. do it. I hope we can go back someday and stay for several days. There is so much to see.
Well in typical 4th of July fashion…..our ham is about ready to come off the grill, the potato salad is chilling in the frig and if the hubby doesn’t quit taking a taste, there will be no need for supper)))
And go ahead and indulge today…..have that ice cream cone!
Two Ways to Make a Patriotic Wreath
Today I’m sharing with you two different ways to make a Patriotic wreath. We have some talented friends at Trendy Tree! These wreaths were created by Julie Oxendine, Julie’s Wreath Boutique; and Max Buechler, MB Crafts.