Happy 4th of July!
I grew up in a small town - an all American Midwestern town. Every 4th of July brings back memories of simple celebrations. A parade in the morning with homemade floats and the local high school band playing a patriotic song. Swimming to a wooden raft in the middle of a lake. Sparklers at dusk, waiting for the hometown fireworks to start.
Nostalgia seems fitting on this holiday and patriotism in on full display. Flags fly and red white and blue bunting adorns many a home. Families and friends gather at cookouts and there is the scent of hot dogs and hamburgers cooking on the grill. It is a holiday filled with simple pleasures and a celebration of summer.
Enjoy America's birthday :-)