The 4th of July is one of the holidays that I truly love and enjoy. Every year, our family gets together in my backyard. We talk and laugh, play games like corn hole, pig out on the awesome food that everyone made ~ Neil’s grilled ribs, Don’s cole slaw, Ann’s potato salad, Terry’s baked beans, Holly’s deviled eggs, plus corn on the cob, cantaloupe, and yummy desserts like Jane’s cookies, Larry Foy’s homemade blueberry pie, Shelby’s patriotic Jell-o cake, and our homemade vanilla ice cream ~ it’s all to die for which might happen because we eat and eat and eat some more. When it gets dark, Jerry and Kerry put on a fireworks show worthy of the ones you see in big cities. Well, that may be an exaggeration, but not much. Knox didn’t enjoy the loud fireworks. They scared him. He says, “Maybe next time.” We all had a great time together. Couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather. It was perfect. Thank God from whom all blessings flow. What a blessing to be a part of the best family on the planet and to get to live in freedom in this great country! And God willing we’ll do it all over again next year! Happy Independence Day, America!