Thursday, July 5, 2012

Looking Back at the Fourth & A Giveaway for Followers, Commemorating 1,000 Posts!


Be sure to check out Fourth of July's post, telling about the giveaway for Followers.

It's to celebrate 1,000 posts from Writing Straight from the Heart!

All Followers have to do is leave a comment, stating they want to be included in the giveaway. 

Their names will go into a hat and a winner will be drawn this weekend!  So check it out!

The Fourth of July, 2012, is now history but oh, what sweet memories resulted from this special celebration.

It was a memorable day from start to finish.

We attended a really terrific parade in Western Massachusetts.  

 The drummers make hearts beat extra fast and trumpeters perked up the entire street.

Parades make people happy. 

 You  see so many smiling faces, both young and old.

 Latino dancers set toes to tapping. 

It was fun singing along with the barbershop singers.

We also attended a delicious barbecue lunch for one of my sisters, who just happens to be a firecracker baby.  

Yup. Born on the Fourth of July, just like Uncle Sam.  

I love tractors, for some odd reason. Love seeing their big fat tires!

Look at the little fellow on the driver's lap. This parade tuckered him right out!

Despite forecasts of rain, a 60 percent chance, nary a drop fell. As a matter of fact, the day turned out splendidly with beautiful sunshine and really kind of hot temps. 

Into my niece's pool we all jumped and it was heavenly. By that time, we really did need to cool off!

Then, in the evening, hubs and I decided to watch the festivities in Washington instead of going out.  

The celebration was fabulous from start to finish.


Tears welled up in my eyes during tributes to the troops who sustained injuries and lost limbs.  Just looking at those brave souls made my heart fill with sadness for their suffering.

It was kind of weird having the holiday smack dab in the middle of the week but it is what it is.

By day's end, I felt kind of how this balloon figure looked , ready to sleep.

Hope you all have a swell Thursday!



Nellie said...

Oh, that's easy! The best part of our Wednesday was having our daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren who live two hours away stop by for lunch before they continued on their way to visit our oldest daughter who is three hours away!

Your day sounds like such fun!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

This was a different 4th for us, but the best part was watching the neighborhood parade go by, and remembering the days when my daughter and a neighbor friend would participate in the parade, dressing patriotic and riding their bikes. Sweet memories.

Your day looks like so much fun.

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, it looks like such a splendid day and so much to see and do.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like you had a great time. My best time was swimming in my friends pool and enjoying the time with them! Oh and we had great food also!

Ruth Kelly said...

I didn't do a parade this year so I did enjoy yours. Thanks.

Karen Lange said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day! Glad you shared it with us. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Happy 4th week,

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing this...looking for to read more of your posts...blessings out arnhem

diane.stetson said...

Loved seeing pictures of the parade....remember YOUR float many years ago...I can't forget that. My day was fine..saw a movie with a friend and watched Boston's great fireworks on TV...I heard it rained there so I was glad to be home seeing them.

Leann said...

I always get emotional too with patriotic and religious ceremonies...

Best part of my day was the a/c:)

It's really brutal out there today too...


Carolyn said...

Sounds like a full day!


Chatty Crone said...

You live in a wonderful area and community I can tell. We did in Chicago - but it is different here.

I am trying to find out what your giveaway is.

Love, sandie

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