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Old 07-03-2017, 12:37 PM   #1
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July 4th - the United States Declaration of Independence

Wishing you a wonderful day in commeroration of a truly awsome occasion.
I have, on my study wall, a parchment copy of your Declaration of Independence, and I never get tired of it. Yours is a great nation - have a great day tomorrow.

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Old 07-03-2017, 03:04 PM   #2
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All my best for a healthy, wonderful July 4th ..

Thank you for posting Di Reston ..

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Old 07-03-2017, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thanks! We BBQ on this day.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:00 PM   #4
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Thanks, di! Hoping for good weather for smoked food and fireworks! 🇺🇸 🎇 🐔 🌽
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:14 PM   #5
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Thank you, di! My daughter and SIL will be taking the grandson out to see the fireworks tomorrow night, I'll be happy to stay home and get pics of the festivities. I might do a little grillin' tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:11 PM   #6
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I'm going to the top of the cemetery hill and watch the fireworks tomorrow evening. So far this year has been a bust. The VFW didn't do their fireworks on Memorial Day and the new show they're doing off the Manette bridge was on the 1st - I thought it was on the 3rd so I missed it.

They shot off a bunch of fireworks from the bridge Saturday night at 10:30 when I was getting ready for bed. I'm about a block and a half away and you should have heard those things echo and reverberate along the city streets. Car alarms were going off like crazy. I stayed in and listened to them, but by the time I would have gotten dressed and walked down there, they would have been over with.

So tomorrow is my third and last chance to see fireworks this year. And next year I hope to be camping on my own land, so I wouldn't drive in so far on a holiday. Way too many idjits on the road.

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Old 07-04-2017, 09:41 AM   #7
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Happy Independence Day everyone.

A supermarket chain in the UK is using it as a reason to advertise lots of barbecuing stuff on TV.

A bit like your supermarkets trying to sell you Coronation Chicken (don't ask) for our Queen's official birthday!!!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:59 AM   #8
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Happy 4th of July everyone in the US! Stay safe and please let the professionals do the fireworks - I hear too many stories about people getting hurt from trying to do them themselves. Mom and I had our requisite rib eye steak and baked potato for breakfast so we don't have the house at 100+ degrees in the middle of the day. We're staying in tonight and I'm taping the two big fireworks specials that are on TV for her.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:03 AM   #9
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There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence today from the balcony of the Old State House. And reenactments of what led up to the Document being written in the first place. The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, etc. Then tonight will be the concert on the Esplanade with fireworks following. We usually go down to the waterfront in Eastie and watch the fireworks from there. Listen to the concert on TV. Avoid the crowds that way.
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Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate it.

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