Fourth of July

July 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you are enjoying your summer.  I've had a great last week: went biking and hiking in Jim Thorpe with my children, took a day trip to Corning with the family to the glass museum, swimming at my in-laws and a gathering with my family in Frackville where we enjoyed each others company, homemade blueberry merlot and fireworks at the little league field.  Today, we are going to a friend's party in Williamsport.  So happy for the busy schedule and so many important people to do things with!

 

Yesterday, however, I attended the funeral of my aunt's father.  He was one of those people that you can only remember with a smile on his face.  As it turns out, he was a WW2 veteran with several medals of honor.  I only found that out after his death. The graveside flag folding ceremony was such a touching of a moment.  The officer spoke so tenderly and sincerely to his wife of 64 years, as he knelt in front of her, expressing gratitude for his service.    It left such a lasting impression.  And also to that generation-how lucky we are to have had them.  So as I watch the  fireworks, I'll be remember those that made freedom possible.

 

 

I'm taking a fruit and cheese platter made up like the American flag to the party today ,(idea from Pinterest- REALLY like Pinterest!)

 

Happy Independence Day!


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