Today is our National Holiday , and one I find to be just pure Americana fun . Family Picnics , Barbeques with friends , and of course spectacular Firework displays .In our case it has been the Oberlin version. The Oberlin version consists of my husband Marc deciding when it is dark enough , and making us all sit outside in ancient lawn chairs. We would chase the mosquitoes away and other unknown bugs , suffer the oppresive humidity , and watch our mini Pyromaniacal lawn extravaganza.
This and me cooking too much carbohydrate filled food has long been part of our traditional celebration. Add to it that my grandson Dakota birthday is the 4th, and you see why it is one of my favorite holidays.
This year my family is scattered to the four winds , and my husband and I will be going over to my sisters for a cook out , then later down to the Naples Pier to watch the city boom booms erupt. Even though my grandson Dakota was just with me for a few days ,and I leave Friday to see my daughter Amber and her family out West , I will miss our Oberlin style 4th of July.
Let us all enjoy this uniquely American Holiday is our own ways , appreciating the Freedom we enjoy , the Independence of spirit we represent , and the greatness that is our history. And have Fireworks , lots and lots of colorful , spinning , noisy ,ones!
Peggy Oberlin RID 4986