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Friday, July 2, 2010

Memory Lane Friday Post 4th of July

4th of July was a BIG deal at our house. A family with 5 kids a Gramma and two great parents.Yes, it was Independance Day but around our house it was Freddies Birthday also.  Freddie is my younger brother and for years he thought that big family BBQ and evening fireworks were for him. His birthday is July 11.. but we had cake and presented were handed out, so it was easy now to see how he might of thought he was the Man of the day. We had a big swimming pool in the backyard and spent the day between our house and next door. There our neighbor Rose would BBQ and we'd open the gate between our yards and we would share the food, fun and later in the day FIREWORKS. There right on our lawn , after a day of swimming and getting together with dad's Aunts and Uncles, our Aunts and Uncles, cousins in all sizes, and just family friends, we would spread the blanket , grab some lawn chairs and watch as Dad and Big Bill next door put on a beautiful display. The ooohs and ahhhs would last for what seemed like hours as kids. So now when I think of 4th of July I smile... a big happy family, watermelon, bbq, swimming and that snuggle at dusk while you watched the sky light up.  You know , nothing would make me happier than to be able to have all those people right on my front lawn. Some are gone, like Dad and his Aunts and Uncles, Gram too. Freddie and Mom are in Florida, Jeff is in Indiana with his family, Tammy is in Ohio with kids in Florida, texas and ohio and Markie is in Florida with kids in Chicago and  Tennessee.  So I guess I send this memorie out to all of them.... MISS YOU all BUNCHES and wish you were here! But, since you can't be I will try to ensure my Grandkids gfet some memories of their own to hold on to !  Happy 4th



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That circle in the grass, was my crabapple tree. There are new sidewalks and our yard looks so much smaller. But there it is our corner house where 5 kids grew up happy healthy and loved... maybe we didn't say it but like was GOOD

7 comments:

varunner said...

So glad you did Memory Lane Friday. Your 4ths sound like so much fun :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What great memories! It must have been fun running between yards.

Stopping from Mom Loop. Have a wonderful 4th!

Rachel said...

Awww... love your memory - sounds like you had a really close neighborhood. Stopping by from Mom Loop

Erin Wallace said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from FF - love your blog! Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

Heather said...

hello from momloop :) Sounds like you had a blast! I hope my kids have memories like that when they are older!

Esther - TTBM said...

thanks for your sweet comment and so glad you visited my blog..following you along ! Happy 4th!

Cori Benson said...

What great memories of the 4th you have!! Thank you for sharing them!!