Thursday, July 05, 2012
Independence Day and Thankfulness
Firefighters, both native and borrowed from other states, have been the heros. Their dedication has been nearly tireless and their efforts have paid off.
The local station has always sent out a firetruck and a firefighter or two for our annual 4th of July Bicycle Parade.
There's always a little love for the fire trucks, too.
We had the usual family party at my mother's house. Since there was a fire ban there were no fireworks. Ethan replaced the regular bangs with those made from a bit of vinegar and baking soda in a capped soda bottle. The right mix, the right timing, throw it against a wall and you have yourself a nifty fire-free bang!
Grandma Gay also provided giant bubble wands. Ellie and Kohlton took the opportunity to have a bubble duel.
My mother's dog, Teddy, is always happy to have company. He is such a sweet dog. Do you see the smile on his face?
This year I found myself thankful for the efforts of those who secured and keep our independence and those who keep us safe.