Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Independence Day - The Way We Were Wednesday

Happy Independence Day - the 4th of July.  This image was captured at a school function in 1975 or 1976 - not all of my high school memories are in black and white, in time they will all fade to grey.  

When I was growing up, summer was prime working season on the farm, from April through late September, we made our living for the year.  It was rare for us to shut down for the day, the exceptions were decoration day, and the 4th of July.  We frequently took the day to visit my Aunt and Uncle (I only had one) on the lake - boat rides and fireworks.  Then it was back to work, pretty much non-stop until the end of September.  

At times I wonder if we apologized for the revolution, if the Queen would take us back. 

Doing anything fun today? 


  1. hell no; ain't even going to recognize the day. spouse & I have the day off. ain't no time to celebrate.

  2. Happy to be in Spain. And if I were The Queen, I’d say No.

  3. Staying home and doing laundry--too hot to go out, and I was out most of yesterday having a haircut and then shopping at Aldi and Meijer. Staying home I don't have to wear my leg brace or a bra! (TMI). I haven't celebrated the fourth in years.

  4. Work around house and a bbq at a friends house. My best to you my dear. Hug!

  5. I had 'fun' tidying up the house and back porch; then I bought some cheese I have longed to try. I guess I had fun - amused easily