Thursday, July 5, 2012
My youngest son says the 4th of July is his favorite holiday. Pretty big day if it ranks higher than Christmas! I suppose it is because in his 10 years of life he does not remember a 4th of July celebration that was not celebrated at my sisters house. She has a beautiful log cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. And every year she hosts a 4th of July party....and every year we happily go. The scene looks like a Norman Rockwell picture. There are kids everywhere, dogs chasing each other, older adults swaying on porch rockers, young adults standing close to the beer or holding beer and playing yard games, the smell of burgers and hot dogs and smores, wet clothes dripping from tubing in the river, off! on the tables to keep the bugs away, and food food food. We see relatives we didn't see since last year and say again this year "let's get together." There is patriotic music playing on a CD and American flags between the shrubs and when dark comes too soon and we sit on lawn chairs while the kids sit on the wooden fence and we watch the fireworks entertain us.....and we all clap and applaud and praise the show. And my sisters attitude is the very best, keep it simple, don't bother with all kinds of packing just sleep in your clothes.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 12:35 PM