As I think about July 4th...
I think about the traditions
that my family had
when I was growing up....
This was way before the Huge Fireworks Displays
that are prevalent today.
I recall going to the fireworks stand...
I remember wanting to go the day it was set up.
We bought neat things like
Pop Rocks, black snakes,smoke bombs,
Sparklers and pop bottle rockets.
Roman candles and the shooting fountains
were the highlight back then.
We would also buy Rootbeer and Ice Cream
in preparation for making Rootbeer Floats
as we watched the Fireworks.
On July 4th...
My brother and I could hardly wait for it to get dark.
We would keep pestering our parents all day long...
when will it be time to invite our neighboors over
to drink Rootbeer Floats
and watch all the neat Fireworks that we had purchased.
As it finally got dark enough...
my brother and I would go and tell
all our elderly neighboors that it time to come over.
After each one was settled...
My Dad would proceeded to light each
Roman Candle and Fountain.
We would take the sparklers and light them and write our names.
I loved watching each sparkly Firework.
But...It was done all to soon.
Now with July 4th
only a few days away my children...namely Cowboy
has been wanting to and been to the Fireworks Stand,
and working on getting all the Fire Crackers lit and exploded.
I was the neighboorhood children's Supervisor
for the Fireworks yesterday...
So it made me think about when I was a child...
thus this post.
What traditions did you or do now for July 4th?
Love to All,