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Old 06-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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I am blessed, beyond all reason, to be able to celebrate July 4th with anywhere from 100 to 125 extended family members, at my cousins property, about 2 1/2 miles from my house.

Mom, brothers, sister, in-laws, nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles, cousins, great aunts & great uncles, neighbors, friends, etc., etc., etc. My cousin always cooks a whole pig & pops for a couple of kegs & soda. Family, friends & neighbors bring covered dishes ( to the tune of a 40 - 50 foot long spread). Live music & fireworks always round out the day/night.

This wonderful spectacle was started by my maternal grand-parents, back before I was born and there was only about a 5 year hiatus between their passing & my cousin, aunt & uncle picking up the torch.

I do not take this family celebration for granted, I cherish every get together, because this too shall pass!

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In the morning, I plan to read the "Declaration of Independence" and the "Bill of Rights".
(It's an annual thing for me).

Then have some friends over to burn hamburgers on the grill.
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Personally , I solute you ..! Welcome to my planet..!

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I fire a few mini balls from my black powder musket, then throw a box of tea in the Harbor, plus wave a 19 cent sparkler for a few minutes, then go to bed.
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Be the first time spending the 4th with my daughter. I'm excited.
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I live in California so I'll be doing this safe and sane fireworks bah humbug

A sparkler in one hand and a overpriced beer in the other.

Gotta love living in California even restrictions on fireworks

So send a morder in the air for us California's that cannot do it lol
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I live in California so I'll be doing this safe and sane fireworks bah humbug

A sparkler in one hand and a overpriced beer in the other.

Gotta love living in California even restrictions on fireworks

So send a morder in the air for us California's that cannot do it lol
I'll launch some big ass bottle rockets for ya!
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My Mom has an empty field behind her house and the city does the fireworks from there. We always have the best seat in town! Of course we'll BBQ and hang out with family. Sadly my parents are moving soon so this will be the last 4th there.... Here's last year's fireworks finale.

http://youtu.be/iHcXWtkOewg
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I plan to drink and set off some of those "artillery shell" fireworks out in the county, not necessarily in that order. (If you get one lit, and the launch tube is down, DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO RESET THE TUBE, RUN, JUST RUN.)

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In the morning, I plan to read the "Declaration of Independence" and the "Bill of Rights".
(It's an annual thing for me).

Then have some friends over to burn hamburgers on the grill.
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-reason-for-the-season

My July 4th shirt for this year. Has the Declaration of Independence in the flag.
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Barbecue in the afternoon.
Close the doors and windows in the evening and listen to the sirens taking folks to the hospital with missing body parts.
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I have low seniority on the Neurological Unit......so will be working 12 hr shifts thru the holiday........ But Holidays pay double time......
Yep. I love holiday pay. Now that my kids are on their own, I don't mind working the holidays.

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My Mom has an empty field behind her house and the city does the fireworks from there. We always have the best seat in town! Of course we'll BBQ and hang out with family. Sadly my parents are moving soon so this will be the last 4th there.... Here's last year's fireworks finale.

http://youtu.be/iHcXWtkOewg
That has got to be the longest finale I have ever seen.

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Barbecue in the afternoon.
Close the doors and windows in the evening and listen to the sirens taking folks to the hospital with missing body parts.
That is the truth. And the hospital workers will be earning double time to tend to those who blow themselves up. When I was in 8th grade, one of the boys lost two fingers and was blinded in one eye by fireworks.


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