Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fireworks and Wedding Cakes

The Fourth of July is upon us this week. I love fireworks, marching bands, and American flags. I hope I can watch the Washington DC July 4th TV show this year.

Every American citizen knows the significance of July 4th but for those reading who do not live in America here is an explanation of the day: "Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games,family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. (

That's my kind of celebration day. I do hope this tent of heat that smothers the South will be gone or at least lessened by Wednesday. I remember several years ago I went to our city's fireworks display. I wanted to be close to see everything well. I parked on the street that runs alongside the high school football stadium where the display would take place. Well, I was close enough. A slight breeze carried debris of cinders from the fireworks exploding overhead and several landed on the hood of my car. I went again after that but didn't park as near.

Oh...and I have another day this week to celebrate: my wedding anniversary. At least they're not on the same day.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.

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