I know August is almost over, but I just had to tell you about the Fourth of July celebration this year at my house. 

A big fireworks show was planned at the Golf Club where we live. The kids were anxious to go and started asking when we were going to leave at 10 a.m. Of course, the fireworks didn't start until dark, so it was a long day.

The clock moved slower than usual but finally it was 5 p.m. and the swimming pool was open. There were giant, bouncy blow ups that the kids climbed up and slide down no less than a couple hundred times. We had the picnic supper packed; there's nothing like a picnic on the grounds with treats like watermelon and brownies. Not that anyone would be ready to eat for hours!

It was at least 100 degrees in the shade -- a typical Fourth of July in the South. So, there we were like Nomads in the desert, following the kids from pool to the Bouncy things over and back again. Dragging chairs, umbrellas and coolers. Sound familiar?A little parade of melting adults. But nobody
muttered a complaint. It was the Fourth of July!

Finally, dark arrived. We got all the kids settled with a big plate of
food in their laps and waited for the big show. The Fireworks Show! What a wonderful day. What magnificent fireworks. They lived up to the hype and everyone clapped with enthusiasm and gave the volunteers who did the work a standing O.

I hope your Fourth of July was a very special day, too.

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