Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July Top Ten

by Kelley Lindberg

Here are the top ten things I love about the 4th of July:
  1. Sunshine and warmth after a long, wet spring.
  2. No school or work.
  3. A day to celebrate our unique freedoms, such as the freedoms of thought and speech, religion, the press, and the right to gather peacefully.
  4. Getting together with friends and family.
  5. The aroma of a barbeque grill, no matter what’s on it.
  6. The sound of kids squealing and laughing and running like crazy.
  7. A rough blanket beneath me and fireworks overhead.
  8. Cheap patriotic t-shirts.
  9. Firecrackers in the street (legal and safe ones, that is, with a water bucket and garden hose close at hand).
  10. Knowing we live in an amazing time in America, when information and communication can make even the most isolated of us feel like part of a community.
Thanks for being part of my community, and have a safe, fun, and meaningful 4th of July!

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