4th of July tradition
Posted on 4 Jul ’09 by Earl
Last evening we drove to my sisters and brother-in-laws farm in nearby Statesville, NC, for what has become a 4th of July tradition. Friends and family converge with food around 7pm for a cook-out/picnic style meal in their yard followed by a fireworks display in an adjacent field after darkness falls.
The event seems to grow each year and the fireworks would do a small town justice. My brother-in-law looks forward to this all year. He personally purchases the fireworks and won’t hear of anyone else contributing to their cost.
It has the air of an “old time” Independence Day celebration or as my wife stated: “like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.”
It’s always a good time and I enjoy photographing the fireworks.
May you all have a happy and safe 4th of July.
For those readers not from the United States:
In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday 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, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States – Wikipedia