Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Funny!

Happy Fourth of July!

If you know someone who has served or is serving, make sure you thank them for your freedom today.  And make sure you thank their spouse and family as well. They sacrifice an awful lot so that we can enjoy fireworks, BBQ, putting our own kids to bed at night, and SO many things we take for granted. . . such as.  . .

When I was a little girl, we lived in the city. In the city, fireworks are illegal. But we waited for the Fourth of July all year because the family directly across the street from us would buy them and have a heyday anyway. We affectionately called them "The Family Circus". They were, uhm, quite a sight, some days. 

On the Fourth of July, they liked to have fireworks wars. I'm not even kidding. Roman Candle sword fights, imitations of the Statue of Liberty (with Roman Candles in hand) and our particular favorite, the Bottle Rocket Wars. Of course, this was when soda was still sold in glass bottles. The highlight of the night would come when one of the dads (or uncles) was bending over to light his bottle rocket in the soda bottle.  Unbeknownst to him, one of the teen boys would sneak up behind him with an already set and lit bottle rocket and set that bottle right under his bum. Before he could move- Bam! Boom! to the MOON!.  The ensuing chase was quite fun to watch.

We here at Karmel Publishing hope you spend your Fourth enjoying all the things that mean the most to you- health, happiness, family, friends and freedom.



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