Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It's a hot one here -- expected to be around 100 degrees! Will likely be around 90 around fireworks time at 9:00. We'll be having barbecue sandwiches, cole slaw, potato salad, and then heading up to the park for the fireworks. With a few exceptions when we would go to downtown Memphis to see the fireworks at the river (The River), I have been going to the fireworks in our suburban town my whole life -- as a child with my family (when each one was set off one by one, with lengthy pauses between as Doc Posey, who ran the drug store, and other members of the volunteer fire department would get each rocket ready), and through high school, meeting up with my friends, hanging out, walking and talking, then full circle as a parent with our kids. This year our last 2 kids at home will both be meeting up with friends and hanging out with them.