Happy July 4th, to all my co-patriots. I won't be displaying my patriotism in any other way today than honouring the Puritan work ethic and working in the library. But, in my heart I will be eating hot dogs, swimming in some lovely pool, and watching fireworks all the day through.
Our best July 4th in recent memory was Bailey's first trip to the States, in 2005. We got to see all our family and friends, and Bailey got to see her first proper fireworks with Grammy and Papa at Selby Gardens. Alda and Cynie made a miracle trip from Tallahassee to Sarasota, just to spend some time with us, and we got to have some great fun that day. Here is a photo of Alda, me, Cynie and Bailey, also known as Amish friends, together on 4 July 2005 (photo prop courtesy of the Amish restaurant at Bee Ridge and Cattleman in Sarasota).
There are a lot of fab pics from that trip but this is the best for pure laughs. I even have a print of this framed and on the dresser so I can see it every day.