Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Happy 3rd? of July!
Happy 3rd of July, and 4th too!
I live in a small town of about 30,000, about 60 miles from Los Angeles. A suburb of the suburbs of LA, as I like to say. We have lived here 25+ years and have seen it really grow.
When it incorporated (about 3 years before we moved here), they did not have much money. When it came time to make plans for the 4th of July, the City Council found out that if they did the fireworks on the 3rd, they were half price!
The tradition was born! It has really grown! There is a huge gathering at the main park with food vendors, bands, etc. We always walk to one of two parks that are 2 blocks from our house and watch from there - you can see everything (although 25 years have made the trees a bit taller!) and enjoy the show! We just got back from our Oooohhhhh and Aaaaahhhhh visit, watching all of the fireworks, and even though these pictures are not the best, it is a joyful reminder of the freedoms that we have in this country.
Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July, and remember that we live in the greatest country in the world!
On another note..............I am actually home for a while and will be posting a bit more regularly. Santa Barbara and Stitching Serenity 13 was last weekend - the totes were great and I had the best time looking (and remembering) at my embroideries from Madeira - brought back such wonderful memories! I will be sharing my favorite tools in my next series, along with my recipe for German Apple Cake!