The Fourth on the Third

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I do not know who came up with the concept of rotating holidays with the day most convenient but it really is confusing. Today we will celebrate the Fourth of July on the Third of July. Why? Don't you have Monday off? Well, anyway I made plans.

I'm taking the day to celebrate my freedom. I will fill it with tradition and in honor of being a free American I will drive an hour on a busy freeway, hope the policeman's radar is broke. Party with some people I do not know and pray they are having a good time. Eat enough food to feed Haiti, play senseless games and enjoy a few beverages. Then to top things off I will deafen myself at the local firework display. What did you say?

Then just before the horses turn back into mice and the coach becomes a pumpkin I will return to the same freeway. I will place myself along side all the other celebrating, free Americans who are just trying to get back home and pray we all have enough stamina for reach our destination.

I wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July or 3rd as the case may be. Come back and visit on Sunday when your head stops throbbing and lets catch up. I'd love to hear about your celebrating, did you see any fireworks?



arlee bird said, 

Have a great 4th weekend. I'll be sticking close to home like I've tended to do for the past many years. My neighborhood usually goes wild with fireworks--it's almost like a war zone--but with the economic situation what it is I don't know if as many people go out and buy fireworks. We can see most of the professional city display from our front yard.

Tossing It Out

July 3, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Enjoy your 4th of July, Although I am English I too celebrate that see my first grandchild was born on the 4th July 12 years ago.

Have fun

July 3, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Jules said, 

you are lucky to be able to stay home and enjoy so much. The road was a nightmare.

I read that poem and it about made me cry. Best to your grandson. He looks like a treasure.

July 5, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
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