BikeBookBread Posted July 2, 2009 Share Posted July 2, 2009 I have such fond memories of family picnics. Nothing fancy, but the stuff of smiles: a big bucket of KFC, watermelon, grapes, Grandma's perfect raspberry pie in the park; poppers (those little things thrown on the ground), sparklers, "ground bloom flowers" which were my fave because they were pink; getting to stay up late to go see the fireworks on downtown Mercer Is., WA where I grew up (until they moved them to another day so as to not compete with the big Seattle fireworks displays), waiting in line for what seemed like a whole hour at Baskin & Robbins to get a cone; Sousa marches on the radio; always bringing a rain jacket (hey, it was Seattle!) because it often rained on the 4th; and if it DID rain, watching the National Concert live from DC, or the Boston Pops concert with Arthur Fielder on PBS, Kiwanis Club placing thousands of little flags overnight up and down the main road on Mercer Is (this was COOL!)...it was always one of my favorite holidays. I want to share that joy with my girls, and they are finally old enough to start making these great memories. What do you do for The Fourth now? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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