Last night, our little town began celebrating July 4th with the annual fireworks and all-day fun that goes with it ~~ tents full of good food, the greased pig race, pole climbing, local country music performers on stage, and, of course, all the "glow" necklaces, bracelets and trinkets kids could ever possibly con their parents into buying (how do you think Mimi knows that?).
even though the temperature was
at 5:00 pm when Granddaddy went to get ice for the homemade ice cream.
(hope the tent Kaleb's ball team borrowed for their fundraiser at the Rec center helped keep them cooler)
After cooling off with the ice cream, Granddaddy and I took the golf cart to the front entrance of the subdivision to watch the show that happens just across the street. It was fun socializing with the neighbors from all around while we waited . . .
but . . .
I do miss the "good ole" days when we celebrated just a little differently with family cookouts, swimming in our pool, and all generations together laying flat of our backs on blankets at the Rec department watching the explosion in the sky.
But times, they are a' changin!
By the way, in case ya'll were so busy on Saturday you didn't remember the date . . .
and what better way to honor this day than with one of Gran and Pop's most favorite things to do . . .
Watch the Fireworks!