The 4th Day of July


Happy Fourth of July!

We'll spend the day at the lake, eat and swim and waterski (though honestly, I may be too out of shape for that!), and then watch fireworks over the water.  Real fireworks, as we're in Michigan and not out west where they ban everything but party poppers, even sparklers

(Arizona law bans anything that contains more than twenty-five hundredths grains of explosive compound.  What the? The law goes on to point out that sparklers are included in the ban and that actually sparklers account for many burn injuries to children.  Oh, really.  That's my government at work.  Protecting me from sparkler burns.)

But, there will be sparklers tonight. 

This is one of the best days of the year.  And after Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.  I'm off to make a pasta salad.

From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam,

God bless America, my home sweet home.