Holy Soda Pop and Firecrackers! It's the Fourth of July!
Here's a peek at my Fourth of July blog post! Hope you like it.
My kids didnâ€™t grow up with extended family. And so they never experienced big Fourth of July picnics: baked beans and coleslaw and tubs of potato salad swarming with salmonella; coconut cake and burned-to-a-crisp burgers weighing down makeshift saw horse and plywood tables set up the night before under leafy oaks and maples. They didnâ€™t know about huge galvanized metal tubs with bottles of every kind of soda bobbing between chunks of ice. Or sack races and scavenger hunts and whatever else most people do â€“ or did â€“ at those things.
But we did make memories just the same, grilling hot dogs, eating deviled eggs and s'mores under some scraggly Russian olive tree while our neighbors down the dirt road celebrated with tamales and enchiladas. By nightfall, all the kids were all running around waving sparklers.
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