No Whatever Wednesday post for me today. I’m celebrating the day off and sewing!! Better news yet, I have the rest of the week off! Best news of all…
I live in a country that I’m happy to be in.
I’m a super patriotic gal. My relatives long ago all picked this country. All of them came and crossed the Atlantic on a ship that brought them to America. All came from European countries to a land that offered more-mainly more farmland for their families. I come from a farming tradition on both sides of my family and proud to be part of keeping the tradition, in our own way, alive.
On my mother’s side of the family I have a relative Samuel Huntington that signed the Declaration of Independence.
Growing up on the 4th was often a big cousin day. My mom’s family would come. We typically only saw them once or twice a year. They are big bunch so having a get together on the 4th allowed us to mostly be outside. I loved those days. It was a big potluck and we always roasted wieners. It was simple but so fun.
When the evening came around we’d finish up chores early and sit out near the water tank the cattle used and watch the fireworks being set off in town two miles away. One year we went to watch the fireworks in Waseca. Those were the best as they would light them off over the lake. It was so pretty.
We didn’t have fancy red, white and blue decorated cakes…we didn’t have themed parties. It was all really simple but very enjoyable. I feel sad for some people who end up making it a big stressful day out of something that kids hardly remember. I remember the cousins…not all the other stuff.
Now days our kids are grown and we stay home. For the last couple years two families in town have lit off fireworks just a couple blocks from our house. We sat on our back patio and enjoy them and the day off of working. The only thing not fun…Ruby who is so bothered by the fire works. She’ll be a panting mess. I did get some meds for her and I’ll be giving her some.
Where ever you are…American or elsewhere…best wishes for the 4th and may someday the whole world be free.