Just a quick note to say "Heyyyyy!"
I just finished boiling potatoes and eggs, to whip up a bowl of potato salad.
I'm sure many of you are probably doing the same thing! It's a 4th of July staple isn't it? That and watermelon. I'm never sure how to find a really ripe one. We did pick one up at the grocery store today. Nope, I didn't thump it. But, the underside was a creamy yellow and it smelled good! Must say, I do have high hopes!!!!
While I've been preparing for tomorrow's bbq, my mind went back to my past 4th's celebrations. I have so many good memories! It's funny the things that "stand out," isn't it?
These are things that I've been remembering from my childhood:
My Grampa and Grandma Vickers
The pink cabin at Clear Lake.
Bottles of Crush soda pop
Vintage metal lawn chairs
~Thee AMERICAN flag~
The old speed boat
orange life jackets
Mom and Dad
My brothers and sister
The picnic table
Shep and Sparky
yellow n white minnow buckets
Grampas Chevy (just like mine)
cut off shorts with lots of fringe
Dr Schols in red and navy blue
the honeymoon cottage
the big anchor out in the yard
aluminum drinking glasses
the metal taste: drinking out of aluminum drinking glasses!
Uncle Leon and Aunt Ginger
Going "whoooooOooOoOo!" when the fireworks would bang!
And these are things I remember from raising our own family:
Holding hands watching fireworks
Hovering over the kids while they ran around with punks and lit firecrackers by themselves.
The conversations of punks being made from camels poop? (I'm not googling that.)
Friends over for BBQ's
boys riding their gocart with a flag waving on the back
matching fourth of july t shirts
trying to not be sick that we were basically lighting a match to our money by buying fireworks.lol
lots of laughter
Hiding dogs- afraid of fireworks
My Mommas potato salad
our American flag
a whole mess of firecrackers going off at one time
coolers full of Mt Dew
red white n blue banner tied to the fence
watching teenage boys make bombs out of firecrackers
I think I'll stop there. lol
Tomorrow; God willing we will make more!
Yall stay safe.
Until we meet again
Happy Birthday America!
If you leave a comment will you please share at least one of "your" favorite memories? I'd love to hear!